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  • n. A bottle of Champagne or Burgundy wine containing 9 liters of fluid, twelve times the volume of a standard bottle.


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  • Extra-large bottles like this -- a Salmanazar is the equivalent of 12 bottles -- are sometimes made by wineries in very small numbers.

    A Big Wine, Literally

  • In hard-stuff limbo thanks to a nearby school, whistle whetting's focused on a UK/Euro-centric brew program -- Skullsplitter, Chimay, Fuller's, etc. -- highlighted by oddballs like a St. Feuillien Triple 9L Salmanazar the "largest beer bottle in the world", and a JWF-exclusive Six Point brewed using barley from Perthshire, Scotland, making it the perfect play if you want to mac Beth.

    Thrillist: Jones Wood Foundry: A Pub With Proprietary Beer and Meat Pies

  • A Big Wine, Literally Extra-large bottles, like a Salmanazar, are sometimes made by wineries in small numbers and are probably saved forever for a special occasion and ultimately go bad.

    Bourgogne Bargains

  • Mr. Reddick cautioned that handling a Salmanazar doesn't require any real expertise, but does necessitate a bit more caution.

    A Big Wine, Literally

  • Long time after this when Salmanazar the king was dead,

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • And because of remembered our Lord in all his heart, God gave him grace to be in the favour of Salmanazar the king which gave to him power to go where he would.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • He got his discharge, but enlisted a second time, 'passing himself off for a Japanese and a heathen, under the name of Salmanazar' (pp. 133-141).

    Life of Johnson

  • My husband and I have come into a Salmanazar of 1998 Gallo Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

    A Big Wine, Literally

  • CHAMPAGNE Magnum: 1.5 liters (two bottles) Jeroboam: 3 liters (four bottles) Rehoboam: 4.5 liters (six bottles) Methuselah: 6 liters (eight bottles) Salmanazar: 9 liters (12 bottles) Balthazar: 12 liters (16 bottles) Nebuchadnezzar: 15 liters (20 bottles)

    If it was in your ass you'd know where it was

  • Tobit of the tribe and of the city of Nephthali, which is in the overparts of Galilee upon Aser, after the way that leadeth men westward, having on his left side the city of Sepheth, was taken in the days of Salmanazar, King of the Assyrians, and put in captivity, yet he forsook not the way of truth, but all that he had or could get he departed daily with his brethren of his kindred which were prisoners with him.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2


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