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Rehoboam

Designation of an oversize bottle for a champagne with the volume of four and a half litres or the content of six normal bottles. However, the name is not protected of origin, but can be used freely for sparkling wines or wines. In Bordeaux, on the other hand, this bottle oversize is confusingly referred to as Jeroboam (Jeroboam) for still wines. The name Rehoboam is derived from the ruler of the same name (he reigned 931-914 B.C.), who became king of Judah and Israel as successor to his father Solomon (970-931 B.C.). Under his adversary Jeroboam ten tribes split off one year later and founded the Northern Kingdom of Israel as an independent state. See a list of all bottle designations under Bottles and generally under Wine Vessels.

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