Bigger is Better: Large Format Bottles are Worth It
Size matters. Bigger really is better. Especially when it comes to wine.
Bigger wine bottles – or large format, as the insiders call them — are just better for your wine.
They protect your wine from the things that can damage it – like light, heat, drastic changes in temperature or vibrations from travel.
The bigger bottles have thicker glass than regular-sized bottles, says Raimondo Boggia, managing partner of Obica Mozzarella Bar, Pizze e Cucina, whose Flatiron location just started a large format program.
So that means more protection.
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More importantly, “the larger bottles allow the wine to age more slowly and gracefully,” says Joe Campanale, executive beverage director/co-founder of Epicurean Group.
That’s because the larger volume of wine has a smaller surface area to the cork.
Read more here to find out why.
Also should you should order large format bottle in a restaurant? Or buy one as an investment? Read on.
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