Each bottle of wine is not just another bottle with just another shape and design. Magnums are big bottles (1.5 liter) the equivalent of two 750 ml bottles, with fanatic fandom worldwide. There is a long history behind the shape of wine bottles, just as there are some important details about their sizes. Let’s have a quick peak at this history, which starts around mid-17th century.
The main reason behind the change in size and shape of wine bottles lies in the discovery of cork. Besides becoming a sealing factor, it allowed the ageing of wine, preventing it from turning bad.
The next step in the development of shapes and sizes came about when it transpired that bigger bottles could change the way wine tastes. It is a fact that when wine is put in larger bottles, it matures at a slower pace, thus developing greater complexity in color and taste, compared to that of a smaller bottle. This is due to the smaller quantity of air, or to be more precise, to the lesser quantity of oxygen and Sulphur dioxide, trapped between the cork and the wine. This is turn allows it to further evolve impressively and withstand time.
At By the Glass we have hand-picked our magnum bottles to offer you a unique wine experience. In the first genuine wine bar that opened in Athens, in one of the most historic arcades of Athens, the Ralli Arcade, the exciting wine journey goes on to destinations with character that sooth the heart and warm up friendships.