Sunday, March 8, 2009

My Pet Peeve #3

Bottle shapes! I built my own cellar and it simply consists of varying sizes of square boxes. This is the most efficient way to store wine, and it works really well with Bordeaux shaped bottles like all Cabernet bottles in Australia. Many white wines are ok, too. When it comes to Chardonnay and Shiraz, the bottles get wider and less stable. The worst are Pinot Noir bottles. I love drinking Pinot from wide glasses, but why do the bottles need to be just as wide?

I am interested in the taste of wine, let the marketing guys play around with labels, but please stick to a standard bottle shape which can be stored well. By the way, has anyone figured out how to take advantage of vertical storage of screw-capped bottles?  

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