Wine: The glass ceiling

The story of how wine bottles pumped up the volume over the centuries is an intriguing one, writes Tomas Clancy.

24th August, 2014
The Bordeaux bottle has dominated wine for a long time, along with its Burgundy counterpart. Picture: Getty

The wine bottle is so ubiquitous that it often becomes little more than a background detail, which is quickly filtered out as you explore the wine inside. However, our few weeks of sun this summer brought the humble bottle back into my thoughts.

Normally, my wine bottle disposal ritual involves me driving up in the lashing rain to the local bottle bank, opening up the boot of the car and - aided by a small...

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