Magnum Opus

Esquire|The Big Black Book - Fall/Winter 2019

Magnum Opus
THE BEST WAY TO FLEX IN 2019? TRY DRINKING YOUR WINE FROM THE MOST GARGANTUAN BOTTLES KNOWN TO MAN.
Jason Tesauro

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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