The Balthazar is the second largest bottle in the family of oversize Champagne bottles, larger than a Salmanazar but smaller than a Nebuchadnezzar. It holds the equivalent of 16 standard bottles, or 12 liters. Balthazar, you may remember, was one of the three wise guys from the East who came bearing gifts for baby Jesus. See also Imperial, Jeroboam, magnum, Methuselah, Nebuchadnezzar, Rehoboam, and Salmanazar.