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Designation of an oversized bottle for a champagne with a volume of 12 litres or the content of 16 standard bottles of 0.75 litres each. However, the name is not origin-protected, but can be used freely for sparkling wines or wines. It is derived from Belšazar or Bel-šarru-uṣur (+539 BC), the last king of the new Babylonian empire and has nothing to do with one of the "Three Holy Kings". He was a later successor to King Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BC), but was not related to him. According to the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament of the Bible, he desecrated the vessels of Jehovah that Nebuchadnezzar had stolen from the temple in Jerusalem.

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