Caption: The first wine under the Mazzoni name was a jug wine
called "The Mazzoni Special."
At the same time, demand remains strong for cheaper Chardonnay jug wines
, and Chardonnay grapes are commonly used to make sparkling wines.
from jug wine
, which maintains brand loyalty by using such
Grandson of an Italian vineyard worker who emigrated to Argentina in 1902, Catena has transformed his family's winery--once a twenty-million-bottle-a-month jug wine
operation--into Argentina's most flamboyant winery and a darling of international connoisseurs.
The other side of that coin is the shrinking market for jug wines
priced at less than $3 a bottle.
In Italy, glass carafe frequently held ordinary jug wine
, but as David Lynch, past editor of Cheers, author, with restaurateur, and Babbo co-owner Joe Bastianich, of "Vino Italiano", and now Babbo's wine director, says, "You can't order a glass here, it's only quartinos, about twenty four choices, and we don't offer crap.
Their objective was to free their winemaking parameters from the obligatory percentage of grapes without relegating the label description to the equivalent of jug wine
in the eyes of the consumer.
Remember when Chianti was still considered a jug wine
in the US, and was usually served with the bottle wrapped in a stereotypical straw fiasco?
Ask about the refillable jug wine
, served most Sundays.
Wines below $3 per 750 ml bottle (mostly generic blends packaged in large sizes) made up the Economy or Jug wine
However, the decrease in jug wine
shipments concealed the boom of California's upscale premium varietal wines and wine exports abroad, according to the Wine Institute.
Brands were hungry to expand and created segments like "fighting varietals," which kicked up the image of the jug wine
concept by putting Chardonnay and Cabernet in 1.5-liter bottles with a cork.
Almaden Grenache Rose--Available in 1.5L jugs as well as 750ml; it was perhaps the first varietal jug wine
, as well as a unique dry rose.
* SAN MARTIN Discover new wine country Once the source of gallons of jug wine
, the gentle hills about 20 miles south of San Jose are sporting new vineyards, attended to by a new winery, Clos LaChance.
Fernandez said the study results are especially important to Constellation now that it has divested itself of "jug wine
" brands Inglenook and Almaden, and is focusing on becoming a leader in the premium wine segment.