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Re: Storing bottles on their side
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2011, 12:42:45 PM »
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 I bottle wine in beer bottles with crown caps all the time, especially the ones I give away. I have also used the 16oz swing tops. No issues so far. It is a good serving size.
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Re: Storing bottles on their side
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2011, 05:46:00 PM »
Wine closed with natural cork or composite cork (think particle board-like cork) are packed in wine cases upside down to keep the cork wet.  The bottles should be stored on their sides or upside down in the cases for the same reason.  Synthetic cork or screw cap closed wine bottles should be stored right sight up.

FWIW. Champagne bottles can be closed with a crown cap just like beer bottles.
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Re: Storing bottles on their side
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2011, 06:05:51 PM »
Wine closed with natural cork or composite cork (think particle board-like cork) are packed in wine cases upside down to keep the cork wet.  The bottles should be stored on their sides or upside down in the cases for the same reason.  Synthetic cork or screw cap closed wine bottles should be stored right sight up.

FWIW. Champagne bottles can be closed with a crown cap just like beer bottles.

This is sage advice. Storing the bottles upside down or on their side to keep the cork wet will prolong the life of the wine and/or beer.
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Re: Storing bottles on their side
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2011, 07:13:18 PM »

FWIW. Champagne bottles can be closed with a crown cap just like beer bottles.

This is good to know.
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Re: Storing bottles on their side
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2011, 08:09:45 AM »

FWIW. Champagne bottles can be closed with a crown cap just like beer bottles.

This is good to know.

depending on the source of said champagne bottles you will need different crown caps though. American bottles take the standard crown cap but european bottles take a slightly larger size crown cap. In fact the crown cap is required to make the shampagne in the traditional way as the wine is carbonated in the bottle, swirled then placed upside down in some very cold liquid to allow the top inch or so of yeast slurry to settle and freeze into a plug which, when the crown cap is removed, is forced out by the carbonation and then the normal champagne stopper it put in.
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Re: Storing bottles on their side
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2011, 09:05:21 AM »
Riddling.

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Re: Storing bottles on their side
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2011, 09:08:13 AM »
Riddling.
Some where I once found a time lapse photo prog. of that process...man sicko...

I also fwiw have some mead that is crown capped in champagne bottles approaching 7yr. Old
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Re: Storing bottles on their side
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2011, 11:25:44 AM »
I've got two bottles of a 1993 prickly pear - citrus blossom mead I made in crown capped champagne bottles.  The last time I tasted it (when I graduated from UCF in '03) it tasted great.  No telling what is is like now.
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Re: Storing bottles on their side
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2011, 11:39:21 AM »
I've got two bottles of a 1993 prickly pear - citrus blossom mead I made in crown capped champagne bottles.  The last time I tasted it (when I graduated from UCF in '03) it tasted great.  No telling what is is like now.

Well next time I am in maui to visit the FIL we are planning to go to some other islands. I will come knock on your door and you can break out on of those two for inspection ;D
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