Magnum Champagnes, perfect for large celebrations!
A true symbol of celebration, Champagne has been the centerpiece of many gatherings for centuries. Champagnes come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from the 187.6 ml Piccolo to the 30 liter Melchisedech bottling.
How many glasses are in a Magnum bottle of Champagne?
With its name that means “great” in Latin, the magnum bottle holds 1.5 liters or 50 fluid ounces, which is equivalent to 2 standard champagne bottles or 12 glasses of champagne. As in the case of still wines like Bordeaux, Magnum bottles are considered the top choice for aging Champagne due to their ideal liquid surface-to-air volume ratio, known as ullage.
Why buy a Magnum Champagne?
Magnum bottlings offer a more promising aging potential than standard bottles. Due to the perfect liquid-to-air ratio, the aromas can develop beautifully over time and attain their full aromatic potential. This format is thus ideal for vintage champagne, as it improves significantly over time in the bottle. Moreover, due to the size of Magnum Champagnes, the sparkling wine that these bottles contain is less affected by temperature changes and variations. Lastly, these bottlings are perfect for large get-togethers and events, such as weddings, as they are bound to delight the senses of many guests and leave a lasting impression.
This big champagne bottle is widely recognized as being the ideal format for aging champagnes, especially the best champagne bottlings of top champagne brands such as Ruinart, Telmont, Krug, Dom Perignon, Louis Roederer and more...
The next largest format in Champagne is the Jeroboam Champagne, which contains 3 liters of this sparkling wine. This should not be confused with the Bordeaux Jeroboam, which holds 5 liters of wine.
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