A Beginner’s Guide to Wine Bottle Shapes

The where and why of wine bottle shapes from the website bottlenotes.

iStock_000006828032SmallThe most basic aspect of wine packaging – the bottle shape – can tell you a great deal about the wine before the cork is even popped. Read on to learn about the basic bottle shapes and how they came to be.

Bordeaux: With straight sides and sharp shoulders, the bottle most commonly called “Bordeaux” originated in…Bordeaux! The shape of the bottle is said to have been designed to catch sediment in the shoulder as the wine is poured…

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