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We can find all colors and shapes !

There are all kinds, all sizes and all shapes: Bordelaise, Bourguignonne, clavelin, half bottle, Jeroboam… Almost as many shapes and sizes as there are wines!

The bottle is an integral part of the aging process but also of the pleasure and art of tasting. The container also gives us information about the style of wine, its provenance and origin. Yes, the choice of the bottle responds to a regional wine tradition, but not only, it is also necessary to take into account in the choice of the packaging more precise criteria: the conservation, the price, the presentation and the transport.

Almost every region has its own bottle

By tradition in France, the bottle varies according to the region of production and is often regulated by a specification. However, today we see new shapes appearing, producers have more freedom in the packaging and this allows them to bring a personal touch in the design of the bottle (colored bottle, engravings, shapes …).

Here are some examples of emblematic bottles according to the region of origin:

La Bourguignonne

A soft curve, thin neck, conical and belly shape. It appeared in Burgundy at the end of the 17th century and today is widespread throughout the world.

La Flûte Alsacienne

A fine and elegant curve, it is the highest of the French bottles. Its specific shape is regulated and protected by a decree dating from 1955!

La Bordelaise

High and marked shoulders with a thin and short collar.

It is an iconic shape in the world of wine, it is the best known and most widespread.

It is also called “Frontignan”.

Le Clavelin

Stubby bottle with a container of 0.62L. This shape is reserved for Jura yellow wine.

La Provençale

The corset flute, a bottle shape with a tighter base. An impractical shape but aesthetic and elegant that stands out from the crowd!

La Champenoise

A form reserved for sparkling wine, its features are similar to the Burgundy but with a much thicker glass.

UFOs are trying to emerge !

The Australians have also developed new packaging in aluminum cans and we also see emerging in the Bordeaux or Beaujolais of PET bottles (plastic material). Nevertheless, these practices are still not very developed because they have a bad image with consumers and the virtues of these new materials remain to be proven, particularly with regard to the keeping and conservation of wines.

All sizes, for all thirsts and occasions !

The standard format adopted internationally is the classic 0.75cl bottle, but there are also other formats!

For sweet wines, 0.5L bottles are often used.

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