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Catalog Number 1999.048.020
Description Wine Bottle Recovered from City Centre Plaza, c. 1870-1920. Seamless clear galss Bordeaux shape bottle has a light green color tint. Bottle has a long neck and tall body. There is .25 inches band of glass just below top rim and concave base is smooth at the center.
Object Name Bottle, Wine
Collection 3D - Containers
Title Wine Bottle Recovered from City Centre Plaza, c. 1870-1920.
Date c.1870-1920
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text none
Provenance 20 boxes of archaeological material excavated from the City Centre Plaza site at 950 Main at Middlefield in Redwood City. Excavation for development, done by Basin Research Associates.
Notes The high shouldered 'Bordeaux Bottle' is used by most wineries for Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot, Malbec and most Meritage or Bordeaux blends. This is because those are the key grape varieties that are allowed for use in red wines from the Bordeaux region. The Bordeaux bottle is also generally used for Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. These are the primary grape varieties allowed in the production of white wines in Bordeaux. [http://www.cellarnotes.net/bottleshapes.html]
These bottles are typified by having a tall body with almost vertically parallel sides (with sometimes a bit of a taper from shoulder to heel), a moderately steep shoulder, moderately short but distinct neck (a bit less than a third the length of the body), and usually a champagne style single part finish. The bases usually have a moderate to deep push-up with the presence of a mamelon common. [http://www.sha.org/bottle/wine.htm]
Dimensions H-9.75 W-2.75 D-2.75 inches
Search Terms Alcohol
Archaeolgy
Archaeology
Bottles
Bottles
City Center Plaza
Privy
Redwood City
Wine
Wine Bottle
Subjects Alcoholic beverages
Bottle industry
Bottles
Wine
Wine industry