So I've had a few questions rolling around in my head about bottling and thought I'd put them out here to the group to see what people think.
One thing I've used for beer and cider is Martinelli's bottles (American Champagne) and used regular bottle caps. They work great. I was wondering if there is any reason to not bottle wine similarly? Is there an advantage to using a cork for wine than using a regular bottle cap? If not, then why not bottle wine in beer bottles as well?
That being said, is there a reason why certain wines are in certain types of bottles? Obviously for Champagne, they have the ridge at the top for the wire enclosure. I'm guessing dark bottles for reds because you tend to age a red longer than a white, so light will have less effect. But what about the shape of the bottle? Is it really just tradition to have wines in certain shaped bottles?
Just been curious is all.