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Flascheneinbuchtung

Curvature in the bottle bottom; look there.

Many wine bottles and especially sparkling wine bottles have a more or less large indentation in the bottom (also a bottle insertion, French culot de bouteille). There are several opinions about the practical reasons. The curvature probably dates from the beginning of production, than that bottles not in exactly the same form as today and this indentation gave better stability and stability. According to another variant, the curvature was created when blowing glass because the bottle was turned over a wooden stick. The fact is that the...

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