Food & Drink

Forty Ounce Red Wine Is Officially Here

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With summer coming to a close, it’s time to pack up our giant bottles of Forty Ounce Rosé—and stock up on Forty Ounce Red. Yes, you heard that right, from the makers of the internet’s collective summer obsession comes an equally giant bottle of red wine, just in time for brown-bagging while leaf-peeping.

Conceived by Patrick Cappiello, sommelier and owner of Rebelle in NYC and Walnut St. Cafe in Philly, in partnership with winemaker Julien Braud, Forty Ounce Red is made with biodynamically grown Gamay grapes from Northern France. According to a press release, the wine makes for “easy drinking all day or night long.” It’s designed to be drunk straight from the bottle, and, as Cappiello told Food & Wine, it’s ideal for Thanksgiving. We can’t imagine a better hostess gift.

The wine hits shelves in 25 states today and sells for $16 a bottle. With only 4,800 cases available, you should probably make seeking out a bottle (or a case) a priority this Labor Day weekend.