To cinephiles, “quarantino” might sound like a portmanteau of Quentin Tarantino’s first and last names.
But these two-litre flagons – dubbed “Vino Quarantino” – are filled with summer-perfect rosé, crisp fiano or silky cabernet sauvignon that we’d wager is far easier to stomach than most of the director’s gory films.
They’re by boutique Goulburn Valley winery Somerset Crossing, which specialises in hand-picked single-vineyard drops, made on a 26-acre property covered with vines planted in 1969.
The flagons launched in late March last year, just as coronavirus took over the country. But now might be a good time to replenish your wine stocks.
One flagon is equivalent to about 2.5 standard wine bottles – that’s around 13 glasses. At $20, the fiano is already a bargain bulk buy, but you can also get two for $38. That works out to less than $1.50 a glass.
The cab sav is $28 for two litres and $50 for four, while the rosé is $35 for two litres and $65 for four.
Order online by 2pm for same-day delivery within 20 kilometres of the Melbourne CBD. It’s $5 for orders under – and free for orders over – $65.