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  1. Apr 7, 2019 #16241

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    Some burgs stack well in diamonds, others have a slight taper and will fall out if I stack too many, another one of the reasons for the conversion!
     
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    You're right, I also bought some tall hocks. They are going to be a real challenge.
     
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    Flea market. $10 for the pair

    Don’t see the Italian smooth glass in 5 gals too often. I call it a win IMG_1490.JPG
     
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    Yeah, that worked out well for you! I made my harlequin diamonds to fit 16 Bordeaux, with the knowledge that they wouldn't fit 16 Burgundies. Instead, they only fit 12. The decision was made based on a guess of what ratio of Bordeaux to Burgundies I would have. But then I made 15 gallons of Syrah, and 12 of Pinot Gris! Sigh...

    Yes, I am unhappy with this aspect of Burgundies in my diamonds. They are okay in there, but barely. I live in fear that a whole diamond's worth of bottles will come crashing out!
     
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    I know EXACTLY how you feel, just waiting to hear the crash!! When I had to keep the burgs in diamonds, a little wooden wedge went under the first bottle to pitch it to the back, and subsequently, that pitched all of the bottles above it. Pitched slightly to the back of the diamond where there’s a wall helped me sleep better.
     
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    Do you guys always put your Syrahs in burgundy bottles?

    For reds I really only anticipated using burgundy for Pinot noir, petite sirah and I guess a couple others I can’t think of. But Syrah I see in both. And really didn’t occur to me.

    Is Syrah traditionally bottled in burgundy style bottles?
     
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    Yes, for the most part. Its most famous range is the Rhone valley. That is not Burgundy, but they use similar bottles.

    And, no, I am not a purist. I am strongly considering putting my Syrah in Bordeaux bottles. Better storage, and I have a ton of them. I think I will stick with Burgundy for the Pinot Gris, though.
     
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    I don’t even put Petite sirah in burgs, it’s in good old bx bottles.
     
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    I've always used Bordeaux for Syrah AND Petite Sirah. I use Burgundy for Pinot Noir and Viognier so far. Actually used some for a Chardonnay/Viognier blend too, but not the whole batch. Most of that went into clear Boardeauxs.
     
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    C66DB8DF-A17E-48DA-97DF-E67CFF179FF8.jpeg Finished two cases of the Riesling today. Not crazy about those caps-
    Different supplier and they didn’t work as well. I have way more green bottles than anything else. May need to buy some clear ones for the next batch of white wine.
    Joe
     
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    You know that was a steal! Nice buy.
     
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    Counting down. Friday's coming fast. :db
     
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    I put my PS, Pinot and Amarone in Burgundy bottles. All other reds go in Bordeaux bottles. But, I wouldn't say I'm a purist.
     
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    I make no effort to use any particular type of bottle for any type of wine. I do put reds in darker colored bottles, some green, some amber. But that is about the extent of it.
     
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    I'm far from a purist but I did recently buy some Burgundy bottles for a Pinot Noir I'm making this spring and already bottled some Sav Blanc in them.
     
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    Sauv Blanc can definitely go in either shape. SV is produced in Bordeaux (using Bdx bottles, natch), and also in the Loire valley, using a shape close to Bgdy.
     
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    It’s the most wonderful time of the year...

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    LOL Well done!

     
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    I take it you can now help me with my blending.
     
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    Did a little rearranging in the wine room, had breakfast with Mrs. Johnd, piddled around in the yard a bit, now we’re headed off for a crawfish boil.
     
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