I do own a Coravin and use it occasionally, but 375ml in a nice size for weeknights or when I want to pair more than one wine with dinner. Rather than coravin 375ml out of a 750, which is kind of a pain, I’d rather just open a half bottle.
I have a dozen or so. I have had a dozen or so for several years because I never open them. Not sure when I ever will.
All magnums: 43 purchased, 26 opened
Four mags, one double mag, one 6L.
The 6L was opened at a party a couple of years ago. I have never opened any others large than a 750.
I may buy smaller bottles of sparkling wine… heck no I’m not buying the $300 sparkling wine Coravin even if I could get it at a discount (I’m an authorized Coravin re-seller).
~180 purchased – mostly mags but a few 3L. 70 of the large formats remain, including all of the 3L.
Most of the large format bottles are/were champagne, but a few are/were burgundy and/or barolo/barbaresco.
I will definitely open them as a magnum of champagne is just about the right amount for one person.
289 mags purchased, 113 opened.
31 double mags, 0 opened so far
A handful larger.
One magnum for an event and opened back in 2010…nothing else larger than 1L.
I could see it happening if I had another specific larger event in mind, but given the premium, I’ve always tended to purchase multiples of 750s instead.
I’ve got 10 most of which are from the same place you don’t dare pass on as they are so limited/good and don’t dare sell them as you will drink em when they are ready no matter how much you could sell em for
10 mags purchased. 4 barolo and 6 champagne. 1 champagne opened.
80 mags purchased, 69 remain
4 double mags purchased, 4 remain
We had a good sized gathering at the local wine storage/club a few weeks ago and I opened a mag of '97 La Jota Anniversary and it was actually really fun to open a big bottle like that and share. So I definitely have too many, but when a good time presents itself, it’s kind of a blast to pop a good one!
Wow, people have a lot of mags.
I also have a couple hundred (mostly Dom, Cristal, Taittinger and Krug) but have only opened maybe 10-20.
A few hundred large format, mostly, but not exclusively, champagne and Riesling.
Looks like 105 opened since I joined CT in 2005.
I’ve bought 8 magnums and consumed 5 including 3 at last year’s Friendsgiving. They definitely added to the sense of occasion.
The remaining 3 are from two wineries that no longer exist (Arcadian and Dirty & Rowdy), which makes them even harder to open in some ways. I have been eyeing the Arcadian mag, though…
Currently have 183 mags and 5 3L. I have opened a lot of large formats over the years.
I enjoy non standard size bottles, both magnums and halves. The 2005 Batailley I opened on Boxing Day was corked, that was a terrible blow as I bought it EP and had been anticipating it for years. Still 5 left though.
Hardly ever bought large format, I prefer halves.
At the moment, left with 2 magnums (‘82 Pichon Lalande and ‘89 Leoville Las Cases).
I’m showing 138 left, not sure how many I’ve opened, but certainly a fair amount. Magnums are great and I’m always on a lookout for more. That includes reds and whites - I opened a mag of 1998 Levet at lunch recently and am very glad I have more.
I‘ also in the camp, no more mags…
22 bought 10 remaining (all magnums).
I suspect most will be destined to be drunk with a group of friends who enjoy their wine, but also get a kick out of drinking from a magnum.
Of those remaining
2 are from Languedoc
3 from Cahors
2 from Barbaresco
1 from Pomerol
and the last one an eclectic purchase of a 1971 Harveys Bristol Cream
I must admit I’ve been tempted by German riesling in magnum size, as they look wonderful (and I enjoy what’s inside), but I’ve yet to buy one.