glass wine bottles . 2011
mid-14c., originally of leather,
from O.Fr. boteille (12c., Mod.Fr bouteille),
from V.L. butticula, cim. of L.L. buttis “a cask,”
which is perhaps from Gk. (bouttis) vessel.
Bottle containers were originally made from clay or of asphaltum sealed woven containers.
Though no one is certain when glass was first produced, the early glass bottles are believed to be produced by the Phoenicians. These Phoenician examples, that varied in length from three to six inches, were thought to have been used for perfume. Hey, if you lived without deodorant… ‘nuf said.
The glass bottle was an important development as far as the aging of wine. When combined with a high-quality stopper, such as a cork. (Of course we all now know that glass stoppers are better than cork.)
porter with a wineskin
by Niko Pirosmani
Do you think that someone must be renewed before the new can be poured in?
When the Bridegroom was taken from the disciples, were they renewed, and the Spirit poured into them?
from matthew 9 : 16-17
“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”
feast with organ-grinder datiko zemel 1906