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Mar 31

A Jereboam Full of Wine (Wine Bottle Sizes)

Kevin Keith of Liquor Direct emailed me this weekend to let me know he's donating a 5L bottle of Steele Syrah to our Krystal Pepper Memorial Scholarship silent auction. (Remember, that's on April 18. You can buy tickets now.)

Aside from marveling at Kevin's generosity (what a great donation!), it started me wondering on Wine Bottle sizes. They've all got Biblical names, such as Jereboam and Reheboam. I discovered that in the US, wine may be bottled in sizes larger than 3L if the capacity if in even litre sizes (4L, 5L, etc). Those additional sizes don't have fun names that I can find.

We had one of these – a Methuselah I
think – at the Wine Blogger's Conference. If you get your hands on an
oversized bottle, use a waiter's corkscrew to open it. The other fun
but nifty corkscrews out there, such as the Rabbit, just won't work. 
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