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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Which are the large format bottling sizes - until now?

Volume (litres)

Equivalent in 0.75 cl format

Names

Notes

1.5

2

Magnum

Magnum means "great" or "extra-large" in Latin.

2.25

3

Marie Jeanne

Also known as a Tregnum or Tappit Hen in the port wine trade.

3.0

4

Jeroboam (a.k.a. Double Magnum)

Biblical, First king of Northern Kingdom. "Jeroboam" has different meanings for different regions in France.

4.5

6

4.5

6

Rehoboam

Biblical, First king of separate Judea.

5.0

6.67

Franzia

 

6.0

8

Imperial

Methusaleh.

6.0

8

Methuselah

Biblical, Oldest Man.

9.0

12

Mordechai

Biblical, Jewish uncle of Esther Queen of Persia.

9.0

12

Salmanazar

Biblical, Assyrian King.

12.0

16

Balthazar

Early Christian folklore, one of the Wise Men.

15.0

20

Nebuchadnezzar

Biblical, King of Babylon.

18.0

24

Melchior

Early Christian folklore, one of the Wise Men.

20.0

26.66

Solomon

Biblical, King of Israel, Son of David.

25.0

33.33

Sovereign

Adjective; Greatest in degree- utmost or extreme.

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36

Primat

Primat appears as if it might be derived from the Latin ‘’Primas’’.

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40

Melchizedek

Biblical and other Middle East religions

Which are the two larger Wine Bottles in world?

Largest wine bottle set by Wang Chen Wines Feb2010,SHENYANG, China –

The 1,850 litre bottle from Wang Chen Wines in Liaoning, Northern China is 15 feet high and contains nearly 1850-liters of wine - setting the new world record for the Largest Wine Bottle.

Find out more click here

Second larger wine Bottle set by Migg Eberle, the owner of Gasthaus zum Gupf . Total contents 480 litres, Height of bottle 240 cm, Diameter of bottle 68 cm Thickness of glass 1 cm, Total weight of the bottle 630 kg.

Find out more at: www.480l.com

How is Glass Recycled?

Here’s a breakdown of how glass is recycled:

Colored glass containers are created by adding a coloring agent that cannot be removed. This means that colored glass, such as green and brown glass, can only be used to produce new green and brown glass, respectively.

  1. Separation of Contaminants: Any glass that has been contaminated by color mixing or other contaminants can be used to insulate fiberglass or as an ingredient in concrete.
  2. Cullet Creation: Cullet is crushed glass. It is created by melting down bottles and jars in a furnace. Any paper labels left on the glass will be burnt off, but metal lids are removed so they do not harm the furnace. Cullet melts at a lower temperature than raw ingredients (such as sand), and is used to make new glass. Significant energy savings are achieved in this process.
  3. Reformation: Cullet serves as the main ingredient in new glass containers. The melted cullet is molded into the desired shape, such as a a bottle or jar, with the end product back on the shelves within 30 days of the original glass container being recycled.

Source: http://earth911.com

 

 
 

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