Wine bottles come in a variety of colors and shapes. Usually white wine is in a clear bottle so you can see the wine clearly. Red wine can be in green or blue bottles typically. They block out light which can destroy the wine. The shape is more about traditions. Countries and wine regions had a particular shape that identified them from other types of wine.

Let’s look at Bordeaux Bottles,

Bordeaux Glass Wine Bottles

Burgundy Bottles and

Glass Burgundy Wine Bottles

Chianti Bottles as examples.

Old Style

Newer Style