Non-round Bottles.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Non-round Bottles.

Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:43 pm

Last night I opened an old vines grenache from Spain to go with our pizza for dinner. I noticed that the bottle, standard BDX, was not round. It was flattened on two sides and it was oblong/elliptical...not visibly, but I could feel it. I know this has no bearing on the wine inside and it is purely cosmetic. My question is this...do bottle seconds go to lesser wineries for QPR wines from the manufacturer vs. getting recycled for a first quality bottle?

_________________
I have come here to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and I'm all outa bubble gum.
avatar
Bill Tex Landreth
MaoDerator

Posts : 439
Join date : 2009-01-19
Location : Unsure Of Position Due To Velocity

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Non-round Bottles.

Post  Tony V e l e b i l on Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:11 pm

Bob - not that I am aware. However, when buying glass there are a bunch of different vendors offering different shapes at different quality points. My guess is they chose that shape. There's an old school CdP producer (whose name is escaping me) that has an almost triangle shaped bottle.

I used to not really care, more it's the quality of the wine in the bottle kind of thinking, but I wish everyone would go to more standard bdx/burgundy bottles. They fit in the cellar racks, they weigh less than some of these monsters, etc.
avatar
Tony V e l e b i l

Posts : 29
Join date : 2009-01-19
Location : Oakland, CA (Rockridge neighborhood)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Non-round Bottles.

Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:14 pm

I can't imagine this was chosen for its shape. Bottle wasn't visibily out of round, but you could definitely feel it with you hands.

As for the CdP that is crazy:


_________________
I have come here to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and I'm all outa bubble gum.
avatar
Bill Tex Landreth
MaoDerator

Posts : 439
Join date : 2009-01-19
Location : Unsure Of Position Due To Velocity

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Non-round Bottles.

Post  Tony V e l e b i l on Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:26 pm

That's the one! What was the name of the producer? It is possible they bought some extremely cheap glass...bad dies produce odd shape
avatar
Tony V e l e b i l

Posts : 29
Join date : 2009-01-19
Location : Oakland, CA (Rockridge neighborhood)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Non-round Bottles.

Post  Jorge Henriquez on Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:26 pm

Franken Rieslings are quite pricy and very well reviewed. Yet, they use THIS baby (the bocksbeutel).


_________________
Ahhhh, finally a place where we have the freedom to have naked chicks as our avatars!!!
avatar
Jorge Henriquez
MaoDerator

Posts : 167
Join date : 2009-01-19
Age : 41
Location : The Big Apple

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Non-round Bottles.

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum