Nowadays, wine bottles are no longer simple bottles; they can be stylish house or office decors, retro, nostalgic trinkets, and reusable containers. Regardless of the expanded uses that they have posed, wine bottles are mainly created for two purposes: containment and preservation.
The preservation of wine requires sensitivity to oxygen and long duration of containment from both internal and external factors. Through time, experts have mastered to meet these needs and have now focused on the craft of turning wine bottles into pieces of art and ingenuity.
How It Started
Dating back to the Romans, the beginning of glass blowing has no definite time frame. The oldest wine bottle found today, however, is one dating from 321 A.D.
Conforming to the Kinds of Wine
Wine bottles now conform to the kind of wine being contained. Burgundy bottles, which have sloped shoulders, house Chardonay, Pinot, and many more. Champagne is usually contained in bottles similar to Burgundy, however, they need to be in a thicker glass and a wider rick at the neck.
Meanwhile, Bordeaux bottles, which house the famous Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, are more practical. They have a broader and more distinct shoulder, serving as a basin to catch sediment for decanting.
These two are among the most famous kinds of bottles up to date.
When it comes to the color of the bottle, the darker the color, the more the wine is protected from light. This means that if the bottle has a light hue or is transparent, it is prone to faster spoilage.
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