An Overview of Wine Bottling

Monday, July 23rd, 2007 at 12:00 am

wine bottleWine bottling is a very exciting thing to be involved with especially if it is your first time to do it. For the person who will be bottling their very first batch of wine, this is the time where all of your efforts and aspirations are concentrated in a single bottle. This is a bottle which becomes a single neat package that  you will be able to save for your very own consumption or something that you can give as a gift to your family or friends.

When it comes to bottling wine, you have so many choices to make. There are choices which you make for practicality’s sake and there are those choices which you make for the fun of it. There are choices for the bottle color, the type of corker to use as well as the individual corks. There are a lot of choices which is offered to the wine bottler.

You have a wide range of decorative neck seals as well as so many bottling labeling paraphernalia to add to the excitement of your bottling experience. So what exactly do you need? Read on and find out. These are what you will be needing if you’re going to be bottling your very own wine. Included in this bottling guide are some tips on how to choose the right wine bottle for your homemade wine as well as the wine labels that are available to you.

Wine bottles

The wine bottles are not just simple bottles. They have several color you can choose from. They range from dark bottles to green, blue and clear. The colored bottles were primarily designed to reduce the exposure of the wine to light since excessive light exposure over time encourages oxidation in wines.

However, you should note that if your wines are stored in a dark place, then the wine bottle’s color absolutely makes no difference. Whatever bottle you choose will be perfect for your wine. But if you are in the habit of storing your wine in the kitchen or in the dining area where there is ambient light, the most probably the green wine bottle would be your best bet to prevent oxidation from happening.

Wine label

Wine bottle labels are just another way to bring professionalism to your wine. With the right type of wine label, you can add a little flair to your bottled wine and you can surely pick from a number of color themes. When you will be deciding on what label to use, you should take into consideration the color of the neck.

The rule of thumb is that the color of the neck capsule on the bottle should also be on the label that you choose to put on the bottle. It really does not need to be the primary color of the label but a few traces here and there will do just right.

Whatever wine bottle or label you choose, choose them carefully and try to make it the crowning glory of your wine bottle. After you dress it up, be sure to enjoy every moment with it.