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Dug this nice green champagne today

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Turning a bottle in a mold obliterates side seams. I can't recall ever seeing a French wine bottle with side seams. Terry's bottle appears to be a French champagne which must be a turn-mold bottle to be consistent with the form.

There is a subtle difference between the forms of champagne and burgundy bottles, but all these bottle forms are turn-molds.

Sediment trap is a collector myth. The kick-up began as a way to put a flat bottom rim on a free-blown bottle. The kick-up is retained in these French traditional forms, even though it no longer has any function. On early wine bottles, an exaggerated kick-up offered the bonus of keeping finger away from sharp glass pontil scars.

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So these are champagne bottles and not wine? The left one's seam goes up to the lip. The one on the right is a turn mold bottle with of course no seam. Not the same type wine bottle you are referring to.
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Harry Pristis

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The one on the left is seamed . Is this the type of wine you never saw. I love your posts...respect.
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I believe I specified French wine bottles. " I can't recall ever seeing a French wine bottle with side seams. " Your bottle could be made somewhere else, borrowing generally from the French form. It may be an American wine bottle. Here's an example of an American bottle which borrows from the French wine form.

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