Do you know wine bottle?
When drinking wine, you may pay most attention to the taste, vintage, and origin of the wine, so how much do you know about wine bottles?
The history of wine bottles: from clay pots to glass.
To understand something, we usually learn about its history. First, let’s explore the history of the development of wine bottles.
Originally, clay pots were used for wine storage. With the advent of glass manufacturing in the 17th century, people found that this material is more conducive to the long-term storage of wine, so they began to use glass bottles as containers for wine.
Colorful wine bottles.
When glass bottles first appeared, green was the true “natural color” of wine bottles. At that time, due to the limitations of glass manufacturing technology, glass products were all natural green. Later it was discovered that green can block a certain strong light, which is conducive to the storage of wine. As a result, green is still in use today and has become the most common bottle color.
With the advancement of science and technology, brown and transparent wine bottles have come into being. Brown bottles can filter more harmful light and are suitable for long-term aging wines; while transparent bottles can highlight the color and clarity of wine, and are often used to hold white and rose wines.
Wine bottles of all sizes.
Glass bottles are the standard packaging for wine. Bottles usually have a capacity of 75ml. In general, the larger the capacity of a wine bottle, the smaller the contact area per unit of liquor and oxygen, and the more stable the quality of the wine.
At present, many wineries produce large bottles of wine, which has a certain collection value. In addition, half-bottled wines are becoming more and more popular with wine consumers because they are suitable for solo drinks, beautiful and portable, and lower prices.
At the same time, wine bottles also come in a variety of different shapes, such as Bordeaux bottles with taller bodies, Burgundy bottles with shorter bodies and wider shoulders, tall Alsace bottles, potbelly bottles, etc …
Although the wine bottles are different, the bottles are filled with precious and charming wines.