DELISH.COM – Rosé season is right around the corner and this summer you won’t be drinking it out of any old bottle—you’ll be drinking it out of a forty.
Just look at this beauty:
While a 40-ounce bottle—typically relegated to cheap beer and malt liquor—of rosé might seem like a funny gimmick to bring to a BBQ this summer, they’re actually very practical. Hear me out.
You’re probably used to dropping around $15 to $20 for a traditional bottle of rosé, right? Those bottles only hold 750 mL or about 25 ounces of wine. Since a forty holds nearly twice that amount, they end up being quite a deal—especially since we found one store in New York selling them for just $16.
This dry, light-bodied rosé is nothing to scoff at, either. Forty Ounce Wines—which also makes a muscadet—is produced in the Loire Valley by French winemaker Julien Braud, so you know it’s legit.
So far these rosé forties are for sale in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, and Colorado. But you’ll have to act quick to find them. Because of a difficult season in the Loire Valley, the company only produced 1,200 cases from the 2016 vintage so they “probably won’t last long,” says creator Patrick Cappiello.
Of course, you could always use these to fill up the incognito wine purse. Just don’t try playing Edward Forty Hands with these, guys. It won’t end well.
Lyndsey Matthews, Delish.com