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Oversize bottle for champagne with the volume of 18 liters or the content of 24 normal bottles. The name is derived from the legendary hero of the Philistines. The shepherd warrior was fatally injured on the forehead by David, a shepherd boy (around 1,040-965 BC), by a stone thrown with a slingshot and thereby helped the Israelites under King Saul to victory. David later became king of the double empire of Judah-Israel and was the father of Salomon (972-932 BC). Same bottle size called Melchior was previously also used for still wine. See also under bottles and wine vessels,

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