Big flagons of Argentinian wine

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1. Posted by wornjandals (Budding Member 2 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

Hiya's,

Whilst travelling around Argentina a few years ago i found myself eating a few asado's and drinking from these big glass bottles of wine (maybe 2 litres+), that seemed to be something of a custom. You held it over your shoulder and tipped it into the glass. Now, back in Australia i am looking for these. Anybody know what i'm talking about?

Thanks and gracias

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 4270 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

The sort of flagon-with-a-thumb-loop you mean is not specific to Argentina. They're also called 'demijohns'.

The glass type is often used in home wine-making. Try googling 'wine-making supplies' and you should find an Australian supplier e.g. https://www.australianhomebrewing.com.au/wine-making/bottling/bottles/

3. Posted by wornjandals (Budding Member 2 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

Thanks! Now I just need to find one that comes pre-filled 😉

4. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 4270 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

>Now I just need to find one that comes pre-filled

Nah. Very little chance of that (unless you make your own wine). Just get an empty one with a proper top (screwtop or whatever), decant a couple of your favourite bottles into it and enjoy!

[ Edit: Edited on 23 Mar 2022, 21:14 GMT by leics2 ]