Istoria sticlei de vin

The bottle of wine. Over the English Channel, in the shape of an onion, pear, then cylindrical and with straight shoulders. In France, rather ovoid, with sloping shoulders, both in Champagne and in Burgundy or Bordeaux where, from the nineteenth century, all cylindrical shapes with straight shoulders were imposed. But the creators went further with their imagination: the Rhine whistle, the straw-covered bottle from Tuscany, the gourd-shaped bocksbeutel from Franconia, the clavelin bottle from Jura, the small bottle of elongated-necked Tokaji or the constancy from South Africa. Without the invention of glass, wines could never have aged away from air and light, and never could the personality of the regions and the year of production have manifested themselves so brilliantly.

Author: Jean-Robert Pitte
Publishing house: Baroque Books & Arts
Year of appearance: 2017

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