Wine Word of the Week: Magnum

By Kori ~ December 5th, 2009.

Wine Word of the WeekThis week’s Wine Word of the Week is magnum.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Magnum is a large bottle size containing 1.5 l/54 fl oz, or the equivalent of two bottles. It is widely regarded as being the ideal size for bottle aging fine wine, being large enough to slow the aging process, but not so big as to be unwieldy, or unthinkably expensive (unlike some other large formats).

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Magnum is a large format wine bottle containing the equivalent of two standard bottles or 1.5 Liters.

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