The Jeroboam is one of the large formats of wine bottles that can be found in different wine regions such as Burgundy, the Rhône Valley or Champagne.
What is the capacity of a Jeroboam?
The capacity of a Jeroboam is 3 litres, or 4 bottles of 75cl. In Bordeaux, a 3 litre bottle is called a "Double Magnum" and the Jeroboam has a capacity of 5 litres.
Why does the Jeroboam have this name?
The name Jeroboam is of biblical origin. Jeroboam is named after two successive kings, the first of whom founded the kingdom of Israel.
When was the Jeroboam created?
The Jeroboam was created in 1725 by Pierre Mitchell, industrialist and founder of the Royal Glassworks in Bordeaux.
What is the best way to open a Jeroboam?
To open a Jeroboam properly, it is best to follow a few steps to ensure that the bottle is opened properly. Indeed, due to its size and capacity, the Jeroboam can, depending on the type of wine, be closed with a wire cage, a capsule or even wax. In the case of a wire cage or a capsule, you can proceed as for a classic bottle. In the case of a wax-covered neck, after piercing the top of the waxed surface with your corkscrew, gently remove the cork by gradually removing the wax shavings so that they do not fall into the bottle after opening.
At what temperature should a Jeroboam be served?
The Jeroboam can ideally be served at a temperature of 16-18°C in the case of a red wine. In the case of a Salmanazar of champagne, due to its large capacity, this large format must be chilled longer than a classic bottle and will be less subject to rapid temperature variations. It can therefore be served at a temperature of 8-10°C.