Name (also Salmanassar, Salmanasar, Shalmaneser) of a bottle oversize for a champagne with the volume of nine litres or the content of 12 normal bottles. The name is not protected by origin, however, but can be used freely for sparkling wines or wines. It derives from the Assyrian king Salmanassar V (ruled 727-722 BC), who conquered Israel (northern kingdom of the Jews) in 722 BC and made it a province of Assyria. See a list of all bottle names under Bottles and generally under Wine Vessels.
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