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A Tasting of Magnums vs. 750âs

What’s different about magnums?  First, wine ages slower in a magnum—one and a half liters, or two traditional 750-milliliter bottles—than it does in a bottle.  Less oxygen means the wine oxidizes about one and a half to two times slower than in a regular bottle, thereby retaining more flavor and nuance for a longer period of time then in a 750 ml bottle.  Why?  Because while there’s much more wine in a magnum, the amount of oxygen that gets trapped between the wine and the cork is about the same. Please join the Wine Committee as we explore the differences between magnums and traditional 750 ml bottles.  A tasting of the same wine from different formats.  Location to be determined.