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Fine & Rare Wine: Key to Condition Descriptions and Bottle Sizes

Fine & Rare Wine: Key to Condition Descriptions and Bottle Sizes

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Published by Heritage Auctions
Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world. We are also the undisputed Internet leader in our field. Our 600,000+ registered online bidder-members are a testament to the usefulness of our website, our reputation for professional business practices and our vast expertise in the field of art and collectibles.

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We give our customers unprecedented access to our services using the latest advancements in technology and by maintaining a strong presence in the collectibles community.

Our knowledgeable staff of over 100 experts and 300 additional service-oriented professionals, and our suite of services, help our customers develop the best collections possible.

We are always looking to acquire interesting items, whether through consignment or by outright purchase, and we spend or disburse millions of dollars every business day, on average, keeping our clients' demands satisfied.
Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world. We are also the undisputed Internet leader in our field. Our 600,000+ registered online bidder-members are a testament to the usefulness of our website, our reputation for professional business practices and our vast expertise in the field of art and collectibles.

Heritage Auctions, established in 1976, offers a wide range of US & World Coins, Rare Currency, Fine & Decorative Art, Western Art, Illustration Art, Vintage Comic Books & Comic Art, Movie Posters, Entertainment Memorabilia, Jewelry & Timepieces, Vintage & Couture Handbags, Sports Collectibles, Historical & Political Memorabilia, Rare Books & Manuscripts, American Indian Art, Air & Space Memorabilia, Civil War Memorabilia, Vintage & Contemporary Photography, Natural History Specimens and more.

We give our customers unprecedented access to our services using the latest advancements in technology and by maintaining a strong presence in the collectibles community.

Our knowledgeable staff of over 100 experts and 300 additional service-oriented professionals, and our suite of services, help our customers develop the best collections possible.

We are always looking to acquire interesting items, whether through consignment or by outright purchase, and we spend or disburse millions of dollars every business day, on average, keeping our clients' demands satisfied.

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Published by: Heritage Auctions on Nov 15, 2011
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Bottle Sizes
 
Half Bottle
 
 — 
.375 liters
Bottle
 
 — 
.750 liters
Magnum
 
 — 
1.5 liters
Marie-Jeanne
 
 — 
2.25 liters
Double Magnum
 
 — 
3 liters
Jeroboam
(Burgundy, Champagne &Rhone)
 — 
3 liters
Jeroboam
(Bordeaux)
 — 
4.5-5 liters
Rehoboam
 
 — 
4.5 liters
Imperial
 
 — 
6 liters
Methuselah
 
 — 
6 liters
Salmanazar
 
 — 
9 liters
Balthazar
 
 — 
12 liters
Nebuchadnezzar
 
 — 
15 liters
Wine Fill Levels
 
bn
 
 — 
base neck 
ts
 
 — 
top shoulder
vhs
 
 — 
very high shoulder
hs
 
 — 
high shoulder
htms
 
 — 
high-to-mid shoulder
ms
 
 — 
mid shoulder
ls
 
 — 
low shoulderThe fill levels for Burgundy, German andotherwines in bottles with sloping necks, ismeasuredin centimeters from the base of the cork.
Label Conditons
 
bsl
 
 — 
bin-soiled label
fl
 
 — 
faded label
gsl
 
 — 
glue-stained label
ll
 
 — 
loose label
nl
 
 — 
nicked label
scl
 
 — 
scuffed label
tal
 
 — 
tattered label
tl
 
 — 
torn label
tsl
 
 — 
tissue-stained label
wasl
 
 — 
water-stained label
wisl
 
 — 
wine-stained label
wl
 
 — 
writing on label
wrl
 
 — 
wrinkled label
Cork & Capsule Conditions
 
cc
 
 — 
corroded capsule
crc
 
 — 
cracked capsule
cuc
 
 — 
cut capsule

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