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 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, just as coronavirus took over the country. But as cases spike again across the state, and more of us opt to stay in, now might be a good time to replenish your quarantine wine stocks.
One flagon is equivalent to about 2.5 standard wine bottles – that’s around 13 glasses. At $25, it’s already a bargain bulk buy, but you can also get two for $45. That works out to about $1.75 a glass.
A few other red and white varieties will be released in the coming weeks.
The Vino Quarantino flagons cost $25 each (or $45 for two). Delivery is free in Melbourne metro areas and takes two to five business days. Order online.