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Abbreviation for the bottle oversize Jeroboam; see there.

Oversized bottles for champagne with the volume of three litres or the content of four normal bottles. Jeroboam was the first biblical name for bottle oversizes, which was allegedly first used in 1725 by winemakers in Bordeaux (i.e. not in Champagne). In Bordeaux, however, this bottle size for still wines is called double magnum. Confusingly, the name Jeroboam is also used in Bordeaux for still wines for other volumes. Until 1977 for bottle oversizes with the volume of four and a half (six bottles) and from 1978 with the volume of five litres.

The name Jeroboam (also Jeoroboam or...

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