Bottle oversize for champagne with the volume of three liters or the content of four normal bottles. Jeroboam was the first biblical name for bottle oversizes, allegedly used in 1725 by winemakers in Bordeaux (not Champagne). In Bordeaux, however, this bottle size for still wines is considered double magnum designated. Confusingly, in Bordeaux for Still wines also the name Jeroboam used for other volumes. Up to the year 1977 for bottle oversize 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 eponymous biblical figure Jeroboam I (926-907 BC). This one was from king Salomon (972-932 BC) appointed overseer of the janitors of the house of Joseph, who were active in the expansion of Jerusalem. Because of an instigated uprising he was banished by Salomon. After the death of Salomon he returned in 932 BC. Back from exile. Ten tribes (except Benjamin and Judah) now fell from the royal house and chose Jeroboam to be the first king of the new northern kingdom Israel, Salomon's successor was his son Rehoboam (which by the way is also called a bottle oversize) as king of the southern kingdom of Judah.
Such a Champagne bottle By the way, the winner will be handed over to the winner of the Formula 1 race, who will inject her into the crowd. The beginning of this ceremony dates back to 1966. This year, Jo Siffert won as winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans a bottle of champagne, whose cork because of the sunlight came off by itself. The Swiss responded spontaneously and splashed the sparkling wine in the cheering crowd. A tradition was born. The longtime sponsor Moët et Chandon finished 2000 his longtime sponsoring activity. Successor was until 2015, the champagne house spunk, In 2016 just got easier Chardonnay used by Chandon (California). In 2017, a contract with the company Carbon was completed and now champagne splashed. See also below bottles and wine vessels,