Oversize bottle for champagne with the volume of three liters or the content of four normal bottles. Jeroboam was the first biblical name for oversize bottles, which was supposedly first used in 1725 by winegrowers in Bordeaux (not in Champagne). In Bordeaux, however, this bottle size is used as a double for still wines magnum designated. Confusingly, Bordeaux is used for Still wines also the name Jeroboam used for other volumes. Up to 1977 for oversize bottles with the volume of four and a half (six bottles) and from 1978 with the volume of five liters.
The name Jeroboam (also Jeoroboam or Jeroboam) is derived from the biblical figure of the same name Jeroboam I (926-907 BC). This was made by king Salomon (972-932 BC) was appointed supervisor over the front workers of the house of Josef, who worked on the expansion of Jerusalem. He was banished by Solomon because of a riot. After Solomon's death, he returned in 932 BC. BC back from exile. Ten tribes (except Benjamin and Judah) now fell from the royal family and chose Jeroboam as the first king of the new northern empire Israel, Solomon's successor was his son Rehoboam (after which an oversize bottle is also named) as king of the southern kingdom of Judah.
Such a Champagne bottle is or was given to the winner of Formula 1 races, who injected them into the crowd. The beginning of this ceremony dates back to 1966. This year, Jo Siffert received a bottle of champagne, the winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours cork loosened by itself because of the sunlight. The Swiss reacted spontaneously and sprayed the sparkling wine into the cheering crowd. A tradition was born. The long-time sponsor Moët et Chandon ended his many years of sponsorship in 2000. The successor was the champagne house until 2015 spunk, It just got easier in 2016 Chardonnay used by Chandon, California. In 2017, a contract was signed with the company Carbon and now champagne is splashed again. See also under bottles and wine vessels,