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Name (also Jeoroboam or Jerobeam) of a bottle oversize for a champagne with the volume of three litres or the content of four normal bottles. The name is not protected by origin, however, but can be used freely for sparkling wines or wines. Jeroboam was the first biblical name for oversized bottles, first used by winemakers in Bordeaux (i.e. not in Champagne) in 1725. In Bordeaux, however, this bottle size for still wines is called a double magnum. In Bordeaux, the name Jeroboam is also used for still wines for other volumes: until 1977 for bottles with the volume of four and a half (six bottles) and from 1978 with the volume of five litres.

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