Bottles: More clues from the bottle

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Most wine bottles are moulded with the mark of their manufacturers, sometimes with their capacity, and all wine sold within Europe from the 1990s should have a lot mark, a small code stamped on the label, foil, or more usually bottle, so that each bottle can be traced back to its precise bottling and dispatch.