Nothing says celebration quite like your favourite wine in double size. Magnums not only age more gracefully that your regular 75 cl bottle, but they are perfect for parties, get-togethers and sharing among friends. While the summer evenings persist, there is no better time to invite your friends over and enjoy a magnum or three. I have hand-picked a trio of favourites which will get your guests talking.
A fabulous, Blanc de Blancs grower Champagne, Gimonnet never fails to impress me for is vivacity, freshness and mineral core. This is an elegant fizz and one which your guests will love and at just over £60 per magnum, it is excellent value too. Serve with mini crab choux buns as a perfect start to your soirée.
As impressive in flavour, as it is visually, this wine comes in an extraordinary double sized flute shaped bottle which will certainly get your guests talking. The wine within does not disappoint either with fresh peach and lemon flavours and a perfectly crisp palate with moreish acidity. This would be at home with simple griddled fish or try your hand at the Austrian dish Erdäpfel Salat as a perfect partner.
A perfect blend of organically farmed Syrah, Carignan, Grenache and Barbera, this is Californian wine at its best without being excessively ripe or alcoholic. The winemaker describes it as ‘light on its feet, great with food, fun and easy to drink, and affordable’ and I couldn’t agree more. It is perfectly easy drinking and complex and the same time. Just add a pulled pork burger to enjoy by its side.