NB: 26⅔ Imperial fluid ounces = 1⅓ Imperial pints ≈ 75.768 cl; 24 Imperial fluid ounces ≈ 68.191 cl.[img]http://www.thewinesociety.com/images/logo.gif[/img] In May 1980 [url=http://www.thewinesociety.com/]The Wine Society[/url] wrote: Bottle size
In common with the rest of wine merchants, the Society continues to use 70 cl content bottles for most of its own bottlings of fortified and table wines. The 1976 and 1975 clarets, bottled in 73 cl content, are exceptions. The reason for this is that 75 cl content bottles, which we hope will eventually become normal, have been very difficult and expensive to obtain in this country, since there is little demand for them from the larger firms. The Australians, Californians and South Africans use 75 cl content; and some French, Italian, and German bottlers do, as marked in the list, although 70 cl is more common in Italy and Germany and 73 cl in Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Loire. Our Alsace wines come in 70 cl content bottles and the standard Champagne bottle holds 75 cl, Eastern Europe and Spain usually bottle in 70 cl, unless indicated. Whisky, Gin and Vodka will be bottled in 75 cl fractionally less than the old 26⅔ ﬂ.oz size; Cognac is bottled in 70 cl, the old 24 ﬂ oz, as is traditional.
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[img]http://www.thewinesociety.com/images/logo.gif[/img] In Summer 1982 [url=http://www.thewinesociety.com/]The Wine Society[/url] wrote: The new 50cl bottle for liqueurs
It has seemed an unnecessary extravagance for some time to keep stocks of two sizes of all the Society’s liqueurs. In future, therefore, all the Society’s liqueurs will be bottled in 50cl bottles, which, we believe, members will find the most usable size. 75cl bottles and 37.5cl half bottles currently in use for the liqueurs on page 63 of the Spring list will be offered until stocks are exhausted, when automatically they will be replaced by the new 50cl size.