How well do you know Wine Bottles ?

The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn & share their new experiences with good food & friends. So the following ‘Wine Quiz’ is a little bit of fun and learning for all - and for those a little more competitive a personal test of your wine knowledge.

● So you think you know different wine bottle sizes?
● Or - You think you know the names of specific wine bottles?

Take this short Wine Bottle Quiz & find out.

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For the longest time, wine bottles across Europe were typically made in variable sizes between 700 - 800mls in volume. Why was this?

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In order to aid easier wine trade between north America & Europe. The European Union adopted the same standard 750ml wine bottle size as the USA. In which year did the USA set the now ‘standard’ size for the glass wine bottle?

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Wine producers in Portugal, Spain, Germany, Italy & France follow the tradition of their local wine regions in choosing the bottle shape most appropriate for the wine. Which of the following is the correct description of traditional bottle colours used for wines made in Bordeaux?

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The particular glass bottles used for Champagne wines are especially heavy & strong, to contain the high-pressure contents. What is the approximate pressure inside a bottle of Champagne?

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Chianti was made famous with the traditional bottle distinguished by the raffia basket woven around the base. Not just for rustic charm, as these particular Chianti bottles are actually round, and require the basket to allow it to stand upright. There are called what?

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Many traditional wine bottle sizes are named after Biblical Kings and historical figures. The ‘Standard’ wine bottle is 750ml in volume. What is the name given to the 30 Litre bottle - (40 x standard bottles) used by Drappier to make their largest bottle of Champagne?

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The ‘Speyer’ wine bottle found in 1867, in the Rhineland region of Germany near the town of Speyer. Is regarded as the world's oldest existing ‘unopened’ glass bottle of wine - and has been dated when?

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Up until around 1945 - wines from Burgundy and Champagne often came in 800ml bottles, with various sizes used for other wine regions and countries. Beaujolais was known for its ‘pot’ bottle - and still used to this day for Tokaji, Sauternes and Jerez is the ‘Jennie’ bottle. What was and still is the volume of this bottle?

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The Bordeaux bottle shape has become the most used amongst winemakers the world over. A key feature which sets the Bordeaux bottle apart from the Burgundy bottle is the its distinctive shoulders. Many believe these shoulders were created in order to do what?

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Wines from the Rhine region in Germany use a bottle similar in shape to the Alsace bottle in France. But the main distinguishing feature is the glass, which was traditionally coloured?

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Which of the following Champagne Houses recently released their NV Brut Réserve in a ‘bespoke’ shaped bottle, with the design influenced by the shape of the Roman caves in which it ages?

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Which UK Branch of a French Champagne House is bringing back ‘pint-sized’ bottles, which were banned when Britain joined the EEC in 1973. These ‘pint’ sized bottles were a favourite of ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ who stated that a pint was - "enough for two at lunch and one at dinner”?

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