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The Secret Hidden Behind the Wine Bottle

Sep. 18, 2019

The charm of wine is far more than just its own, even the wine bottles are quite particular. From the shape of the shape to the choice of color, to the capacity of the bottle, different wine bottles tell you about their wonderful and legendary. As a Wine Glass Bottle Factory, we will take everyone together to explore the secret behind the wine bottle.

First, the shape of the bottle

In the past few hundred years, wine bottles have also undergone a “slimming” process, from the initial thick and solid pots to the streamlined glass bottles. In fact, until the 17th century, glass bottles became the first choice for wine storage, and then with the introduction of cork, the wine began to be placed vertically and placed sideways, which also prompted the glass bottle from the chunky The type has evolved to the current slim type.

Currently, according to the shape classification, the common wine bottles generally include six categories: 1. Bordeaux Wine Glass Bottle, straight shoulders; 2. Burgundy bottle, sloping shoulders; 3. Rhone bottle, with Burgundy bottle Similar, but slightly slim; 4. Hock bottles can be divided into two types: one is an Alsace bottle, the tall neck is steep and long shoulders, usually green; one is a Rhine bottle, the same high neck Long shoulders are steep but usually brown; 5. Champagne bottle, slant neck and long neck, strong flute type; 6. Reinforced wine bottle, suitable for reinforced wines such as port wine, sherry, etc. Raised.

Bordeaux Wine Glass Bottle

Bordeaux Wine Glass Bottle

Second, the color of the bottle

Constant temperature and humidity, shock and light, this is a few important conditions that need to be paid attention to in wine storage. Under the glare, wine is prone to deterioration, because the ultraviolet light in the light can penetrate the glass and accelerate the oxidation of the wine. Therefore, in order to better reduce the impact of ultraviolet light on wine, wineries often choose dark wine bottles to serve. For example, wines in the Moselle region often use green Hawker bottles, while wines in the Rhine region are commonly used. Brown Hock Glass Bottle. Of course, in order to show the bright colors of the wine, many liqueurs and rosé wines will also use colorless wine bottles.

Third, the capacity of the bottle

The size of the wine bottle is also a major factor influencing the quality of the wine. Large bottled wines age slowly, keeping wines fresh and fruity for longer. Currently, for still wines, common bottle types include small bottles (Piccolo/Split, 187.5ml), half bottles (Demi/Half, 375ml), standard (Standard, 750ml), large bottles (Magnum, 1.5L), extra-large Bottled (Double Magnum, 3.0L), Super Pack (Jeroboam, 4.5L) and Extreme Pack (Imperial, 6.0L).

However, for champagne, large bottles are also common. The standard bottle of champagne is still 750ml, and the large bottle (Magnum) is also 1.5 liters, but the Jeroboam is only 3 liters. In 1995, the Don Pelican Champagne was such a bottle of super champagne, priced at 15,000. Dollar. The 4.5-liter liter is called the Rehoboam. In addition, there are Methuselah (6.0L), Asman bottle (Salmanazzar, 9.0L), Balthazar (12.0L), Babylonian bottle (Nebuchadnezzar, 15.0L), King of Light (Melchior, 18.0L) and the bottle of Melchizedek (30.0L).

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