Esquire|The Big Black Book - Fall/Winter 2019
Beer has its crowlers, growlers, sixtels, and pony kegs. There’s no one-size-fits-all in wine, either. When you’ve got a half-dozen glasses or more to fill—and refill—the standard 750ml just won’t do. That’s where the big bottle comes in. Not the discount jugs of grocery plonk but magnums, those 1.5-liter showstoppers that turn happy hour into a P-A-R-T-Y. And once you’ve gotten a taste of large format, you’ll want to go even bigger. After the 1.5, the most practical sizes for home entertaining are the three-liter double magnum (equal to four bottles) and the five-liter Jeroboam, a behemoth named after an Israeli king. Equivalent to about six bottles, it can deliver an appropriately biblical flood of Bordeaux.
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The Big Black Book - Fall/Winter 2019