Big bottles are better. Wine-industry insiders, sommeliers, wine buyers, and importers who think about, and taste wine all day, every day, already know large-format bottles are special-occasion staples and coveted collectors’ items. For the rest of us non-professionals, here’s a primer.
(…) Every kind of wine from all over the world can be put into large format, and most are, but winemakers in Champagne are especially drawn to big bottles. “We love to make magnums,” says Sophie Larmandier, of Larmandier-Bernier in Champagne. “They are the perfect size for aging and still easy to pour.”