Bouteille de vin standard

In the wine industry, the standard wine bottle is used as a unit of volume across the world to describe sales. Also referred to as a Bordeaux bottle size, this type of wine bottle contains 750ml. This volume became the standard worldwide after it was incorporated into Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States’ government. In the United-States, the standard wine bottle replaced the non-metric one-fifth of a gallon that had been utilized since the late 19th century. This transition was an attempt by the Americans to establish the metric system in their country. Although their attempt was a failure, as a result, and because of the United-States importance in global trade, this decree encouraged many others worldwide to adopt the 750 ml bottle as the standard.