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Designation of a bottle oversize for champagne with the volume of 18 litres or the content of 24 normal bottles. However, the name is not protected by origin, but can be used freely for sparkling wines or wines. The Drappier company is one of the few champagne houses to use this rare oversize. The name is derived from the Jewish King Solomon (972-932 BC), whose name is considered a symbol of wisdom and justice. Solomon (also Solomon, Šəlomoh) was only the fourth of David's sons entitled to the throne (see under Goliath) and yet came to rule over the Jewish double kingdom of Israel-Judah. He expanded and fortified Jerusalem and had the first Temple built. After his death, his son Rehoboam took over the rule. Jeroboam, who was exiled by Solomon, founded the Northern Kingdom of Israel with ten tribes as a second state alongside Judah. Bottle super-sizes are also named after them. Instead of Solomon, however, the name Goliath (after the giant) is also common. The same bottle size called Melchior was also used for still wine in former times. See lists of all names under Bottles and generally under Wine Vessels.

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