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- winophite - 03-11-2009 07:37 PM

I guess there were somebig doin's in the big city last week. One of my aquaintances was there, purchased a bottle of "primo" at auction...called the bottle something odd, said it was a large bottle about the quantity of 6. Being a mere novice, I didn't want them to have to "spell it out" for me, so..., I have no idea what they called it. Anyone know?
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- TheEngineer - 03-11-2009 10:36 PM

He was probably talking about a format bottle that holds the equivalent of 6 bottles. The name of this bottle style (for Bordeaux) is called a Jeroboam. If it was a Burgundy or a Champagne, it would be more correctly called a Rehoboam but most people still call it a Jeroboam.

Hope this helps.


- Jackie - 03-11-2009 10:57 PM

Our dear Engineer is right.

Here's a rundown of all bottle sizes & names from the Wine Encyclopedia article on <A HREF="http://www.wines.com/wine_encyclopedia/bottle_size.html">BOTTLE SIZES</A>...

<A HREF="http://www.wines.com/wine_encyclopedia/bottle_size.html">http://www.wines.com/wine_encyclopedia/bottle_size.html</A>