Wines: Types, Bottles & Corks You May Not Know Yet

Of course, who does care about wine bottles, corks and types if all you need is the savor to go in tandem with the season or party you’re in. Yes it’s true. But if you take a little time knowing the thing that you put on your body like a shirt or a party dress, you might as well do the same with the thing that you put inside your gut. After all, as they say “what makes you is what you eat”.

No worries, we’re not going to smother your mind with wines from other planets where names are hard to mention and bottles are, by the look, expensive. Take a lot at those commonly known and used wines and all its effects with them.

Wine Types

Bordeaux

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Features
Cyclical shapes with high shoulders. Best for retaining sediments coming from tannic wines.

Origins
Bordeaux, South West France, Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon and other place that produce tannic wines in both the Old and New Worlds.

Burgundy

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Features
Sloping shoulders.

Origins
Center of the Loire (Sancerre), Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, and for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines of the New WOrld.

 

Champagne

Features
The bottle is specially designed to withstand the pressure of the gas produced by the bubbles when opened. The bottle is dark to protect the content from light and sunlight. The bottle is important for the posterity of the wine.

Origins
Found in all regions that produce champagne.

Muscadet

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Features
Tall and slender bottle.

Origins
Nantes, Western France. Wines from Anjou are similarly bottled.

Clavin (Jura)

Features
This stunted-sized bottle contains only 22oz and is used only for Vin Jaune (Yellow Wine) from a single region in France.

Origins
Provence, France

Alsace

Features
This is know in French as the “Flute d’ Alsace” and is the official, exclusive type of wine from Alsace.

Origins
France

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Provençale

Features
The bottle shape tapers in the middle. One of the bottle models used in wine bottlery in Provence, France.

Origins
Provence, France

There are certain wine bottles that are only used in certain regions of a country – such as Alsace and Jura. But commerce nowadays, more liberated winemakers used whatever bottles they like, maybe for posterity’s sake and aesthetic. The places where these bottles are used are wide and deep, often larger than the delimited regions.

Wine Bottle Sizes

The most widely used bottle shapes
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Cork Types

Commonly used corks for wines.

Synthetic

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Features
Little elasticity and hard to handle. For wines that don’t wait.

Aglomerated

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Features
Not high quality, for wines to drink young.

One-Piece

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Features
For good-quality wines; must be very long for wines that are going to be cellared for long aging. Good elasticity, but with a risk of imparting a corky taste.

Diam

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Features
Made from cork granules using a patented technology that removes the molecules that cause bad taste from the cork.

Screw

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Features
Widely used, sometimes for whites and wines that are meant to be drunk young. Prevents corked wine and the use of a corkscrew.

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