A huge thank you to the Tumbling Tumbleweeds who joined us for dinner last night bearing a gift. Now this was totally unexpected, and the box was huge! Huge! We were instructed to open this right away which we did…only to find the biggest bottle of wine I have ever seen!After the hysterical laughter died down, this became the centerpiece of our Thanksgiving dinner.
How much wine is in one of these bottles? In liters, it contains 5 liters of wine. Now a regular wine bottle holds 750 milliliters. A case of wine 9 liters. So, this bottle contains a bit over 6 bottles of wine! In glasses, there are about 40 glasses of wine!
The size of the bottle is known as a Jeroboam. The name comes from the 1st King of Northern Israel who reigned between 922-901 B.C. It was Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, who lived from 1771 – 1832, who gave this bottle its name in one of his writings.
The wine is a Col di Sasso blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. The winemaker describes this blend as, “Colour: ruby red, young, but intense. Bouquet: fresh, varietal, enriched with spicy notes. Taste: full and soft, balanced, easy-to-drink.”
Needless to say, we are looking forward to imbibing in this wine, and we will be pouring this wine at our upcoming Christmas party!