Woe be the sommelier student who must remember the names of all the various bottle sizes lest they bring a diner a three liter Jeroboam of Moët et Chandon when in fact it was the nine liter Salmanazar that was requested… an embarrassment that shall never be lived down. Unless a wine writer, most people won’t know that there are in fact various names for barrel sizes as well, that one should remember, at least in theory. I can never keep them straight and honestly, they’re all a bit flexible […]
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