What is the difference between a 'heavy' bottle and a normal bottle?
The 'heavy' style of bottle weighs more than our normal bottles. Due to this increased weight, they are often more expensive per bottle than the lighter styles.
What is the difference between the Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Hock styles of bottles?
Bordeaux bottles are characterized by their straight sides and tall shoulders. Burgundy bottles have gently sloped shoulders. They are sturdy bottles with a slightly wider girth. Hock bottles, sometimes referred to as 'California Hock' are tall and slim, however they have gently sloping shoulders similar to a Burgundy. This style originated in the Rhine Valley in Germany. Champagne bottles have thick glass, gently sloping shoulders and a deep punt to accomodate the high pressure inside the bottle.
What is the indentation at the bottom of the wine bottle for?
Historically, the indentation, called a punt, was a technique used by glass blowers to push the seam of the glass upwards so that the bottle sat flat. Nowadays, most bottles are machine made and no longer require a punt, however many wine bottles are still made with them to follow in the winemaking tradition. Some people do say that the punt assists in sediment collection as wines age. The punt does play an important role in the distribution of carbonation in sparkling wines such as champagne.
I am interested in purchasing a bottle on your website that is not in the online store, how do I do this?
The products for sale in our online shop are easily accessible for shipment at the current moment. If a specific bottle on our website is not in the online store, this does not mean it cannot be purchased. If you are interested in another bottle that is not in the online store, please call us at 844.4.GLOPAK or Request A Quote and a sales representative will be in touch shortly.
How many cases of bottles can I buy from the online store?
Currently, you can buy 9-10 cases of bottles from the online store. If you are interested in buying more, please call us at 844.4.GLOPAK or Request A Quote and a sales representative will be in touch shortly.
How many bottles come in a case? How many cases fit on a pallet?
Bottles come in cases of either 6 or 12 bottles per case. Depending on the product, 77-112 cases fit on a pallet. For more information on a specific bottle, please call 844.4.GLOPAK or Request A Quote.
What if a truck cannot fit where I need my bottles delivered?
If you are located somewhere where a truck may have difficulties accessing, please contact a sales representative via phone (844.4.GLOPAK) or fill out contact form about your concerns or requests. We will work with you to figure out the best way to get your bottles to you on time.
How long is the lead time for bottle decoration? What about custom molds?
Is there a minimum order?
You can buy as little as one case, however we do provide volume discounts.