Wine Word of the Week: Bottles



By Kori ~ November 21st, 2009.

Wine Word of the WeekThis week’s Wine Word of the Week is bottles.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Bottles are by far the most common containers for finished wine. Being made of glass, bottles are inconveniently fragile and relatively heavy, but, importantly for long-term aging, they are inert. A standard bottle contains 75 cl/27 fl oz.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Bottles are the most common containers for finished wine. A standard bottle contains 750 ml or ¾ Liter. A standard 750 ml bottle of wine serves approximately five glasses.


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