I’ve been crushing on this format for years. These 1L bottles of wine pop up randomly and it delights me to discover a new one. Who doesn’t look at a standard 750ml bottle and think of a conversation along these lines:
“Say man, you got an extra 33% of wine?”
“Uh, no, not on me, man.”
“It’d be a lot cooler if you did.”
[Disclosure: I don’t talk to bottles of wine. Well, sometimes I do. But they never answer my questions.]
OK, don’t want to give the ¾ liter wines an inferiority complex. Like a wise man (Billy Joel) once said, I love you just the way you are.
I picked out some of my favorite one liter bottles for the June issue of Wine Enthusiast. I’ll admit to being especially partial to those sealed with a bottle cap (F-U-N), but the ones with cork are alright alright alright by me as well.
They also remind me of a story from my retail wine days at QFC in Seattle. We sold a lot of one particular green 1L bottle of white wine with a crown (bottle) cap closure. I had an unhappy customer return it. He said, “This beer is flat.” I respectfully told him it was actually a wine and refunded his money sans judgement.
1L Bottles of Wine: El Jefe Tempranillo
I purchased the wine pictured above, El Jefe Grande Tempranillo, at my local Yorkville shop, Eastside Cellars. (This happened after the magazine went to print.) If you’re looking for a red wine ($15!) to crush all summer long (after sticking it in the fridge until it acquires a nice chill), this is your jam.
And to peruse my four 1L picks on Wine Enthusiast, please head to:
Follow the Liter
(Which immediately made me think of this song.)
Wooderson t-shirt image here.
How can I pass on a wine called el Jefe?
It is worthy of your 1L love on so many levels.
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