Weekly wine defined: Double MagnumJuly 30th, 2012 by brynn grimley
You know when you eat at a nice restaurant, or when you visit a winery and you see those large bottles of wine on display? Usually what you’re seeing is either a magnum or double magnum bottle.
So what exactly is a double magnum?
It’s a bottle of wine that contains 3 liters, or the equivalent of four bottles of wine.
While it might seem like a lot of wine, it’s actually preferred to age wine in these large bottles over their smaller counterparts.
Once you’re ready to enjoy the wine you probably want to invite over some friends to help.
As we recently posted on our Facebook page, Chateau Ste. Michelle donated a Double Magnum of its Horse Heaven Hills Merlot for the upcoming 3rd annual Vino Kitsap scavenger hunt to benefit Holly Ridge. The event is Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. starting at Bremerton-based architects Rice Fergus Miller Architecture, 275 5th Street, suite 100 in Bremerton. Donation is $50 per person. For more information visit www.hollyridge.org.
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