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Red Wine Forties Are a Thing That Exists Now

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Forty Ounce Wines has bottled a gamay in a malt liquor package
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Forty Ounce Wines has released another instant classic, just in time for fall.

Forty Ounce Wines has released a limited-edition red wine forty — its third effort in the unusual format.

Sommelier and company co-founder Patrick Cappiello revealed to Food & Wine that, after the brand’s success with Forty Ounce Rosé (an unusual blend of gamay, merlot, cabernet franc, and the obscure pineau d'Aunis), he wanted to create something easy to drink and fresh. “The wine also speaks to a growing trend in red wines,” Cappiello explained in a press release, “reds that don't knock you out with tannins, and make for easy drinking all day or night long.”

The wine, made from French gamay grapes, retails for $16 a bottle. There are only 4,800 cases of the sustainably grown, non-chemically treated wine available, available through Forty Ounce’s website. In addition to its red and rosés offerings, Forty Ounce also bottles a Muscadet in the series.

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