When are the larger wine bottles used, and why are they named after Biblical Kings?

When are the larger wine bottles used, and why are they named after Biblical Kings?

The larger bottle sizes (Jeroboam, Rehoboam, Salmanazar, Balthazar, and Nebuchadnezzar) have traditionally been used for special occasions, where a large crowd is sure to drink up the wine held by these massive glass containers.

The sizes of the bottles are, if nothing else, impressive. They are difficult to carry, difficult to open, and even more difficult to pour.

Their sheer size, weight, and presence, when compared to “standard” 750mL wine bottles, are all reasons why they named after powerful Biblical kings.

November 17, 2017 / by / in
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