• Large-Format Wine Recs from Derrick C. Westbrook

    8 days ago - By Imbibe Magazine

    “For a long time, magnums of wine have been frowned upon by wine drinkers. My speculation is that's because a lot of cheaply made bulk wine has historically come in the magnum or larger format,” says sommelier Derrick C. Westbrook, who is also the owner of 1340 Beer, Wine & Spirits in Chicago. This is changing, though, as winemakers have started to embrace the larger format, filling bigger bottles with quality wines. “What I love about large-format bottles, especially magnums and double magnums, is that they're perfect for the holidays,” says Westbrook. “They make great gifts, easily...
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