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Methuselah

Oversize bottle for champagne with the volume of six liters or the content of eight normal bottles. The name is used in French Burgundy also for Still wines used with this volume. in the Bordeaux however, this bottle size is called for still wines impériale, The Hebrew name Methuselah derives from the biblical forefather of the same name. This son of Henoch and grandfather of the Noah according to the information in the Old Testament, the Bible 969 years old. However, this is not necessarily to be taken literally, because at that time it was common to add possessions, household items, cattle, etc. to the years of life. According to another version, the base was a lunar calendar and the number does not refer to years, but to months. Accordingly, he would have been around 80 years old. See also under bottles and wine vessels,

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