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Bottle oversize for champagne with the volume of 18 liters or the content of 24 normal bottles. The name derives from the legendary hero of the Philistines. The gigantic warrior was fatally injured by the shepherd boy David (around 1.040-965 BC) by a stone thrown with a slingshot in a duel on the forehead and thus helped the Israelites to victory under King Saul. David later became king of the double kingdom of Judah-Israel and was the father of Salomon (972-932 BC). The same bottle size called Melchior was formerly also used for still wine. See also below bottles and wine vessels,

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