Where can I find red wine for a gift in a HUGE bottle!!

horsefarmNovember 26, 2005

I've seen these enormous bottles of red wine sitting on shelves at restaurants. I was thinking....what a great gift! I hate giving people knick-knacks and stuff that will clutter their houses. Of course, they may never drink it but that's their choice!

I certainly would want to try to buy a decent tasting wine (I don't drink wine). Any suggestions where I can get one and what type & brand I might want to look for. Size-wise.....would a double magnum be impressive to look at?

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lindac

I don't know what you mean by enormous....but you can buy a 1750 ML bottle.....about 1/2 a gallon or a magnum of Champagne.....which is larger....or a Jeraboam at some liquor stores.
Your best bet is to go to an upscale liquor store.
Linda C

    Bookmark   November 29, 2005 at 10:01AM
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susan_in_nc

If you have a Total Wine by you, they carry some (but limited selection). I second the suggestion of going to an upscale store that can order from the winery for you. I was out in CA this summer and many of the distilleries said that they package commerative large bottle for celebrations (or showing off!)

Susan

    Bookmark   December 5, 2005 at 5:48PM
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horsefarm

A coworker scoped out Total Wine for me.... he looked at champagne in Magnum and double-Magnum sizes. You can get decent champagne in the double-magnum size for 180. I can't decide what to get my Dad for xmas.... he has everything ....he doesn't have a really cool looking bottle of wine. My fear is that I'll get some wine he doesn't like. I'll have goen for quantity not the quality.

Thanks for the advice. I'm going to check it out myself in the red wines....

    Bookmark   December 5, 2005 at 10:20PM
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lindac

Well.....if you get him a bottle in the double magnum size he better plan to throw a party.....because once it's opened it won't keep more than 5 or 6 hours.
Linda C

    Bookmark   December 6, 2005 at 10:53AM
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cindyb_va

What Linda C said...If you get him a magnum or larger bottle of red wine, most of it is going to end up going down the sink's drain, unless he's having a huge party with loads of red wine drinkers.

How about just getting him a really great and unique bottle of wine?

    Bookmark   December 7, 2005 at 2:39PM
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