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Standardisation in bottle sizes and shapes?

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Standardisation in bottle sizes and shapes?

eethan | Apr 16, 2012 10:28 AM

Over the past couple of years, I've been unscientifically observing that many of the wine bottles I've been encountering conform to very similar dimensions, although they are not all of the same construction (e.g., different glass thickness, punt size). I haven't any long experience to draw from here, though, and I'm curious if this is a real trend, or more one of the bargain wine 'spelunking' that I've been getting up to of late. My sense is that I remember--from when I first started trying and drinking wines--was that bottle shapes ran the gamut, with all kinds of flourishes (little embossed details, etc.), and that I don't see this much anymore.

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