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Posted · Printing a wine bottle ?

A friend of mine is planning to make a homemade wine and needs a bottle(s) to hold it. He is interested in a custom shape for the bottle and asked me if I could come up with something. My question is, is there some type of material (or maybe process) that I can use to safely store the wine?

 

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    Posted · Printing a wine bottle ?

    Wine is very oxygen sensitive.  The company I work for manufactures plastic bottles.  We have manufactured plastic bottles for wine from PET using the ISBM (Injection Stretch Blow Molding) process, but the process requires that the bottles be made using somewhat complex equipment with an oxygen scavenger.  So while PETG FDM material is FDA approved, it will not prevent the wine from spoiling from oxidation.

     

    Best have your friend contact a local, full line container distributor and purchase some stock glass wine bottles to store the wine.

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    In my opinion, although I don't drink wine: wine does not need fancy bottles. It needs to taste well, conserve well, and be resealable after opening. There are already a lot of beautiful standard glass bottles for wine, so it is best to stick to proven quality standards, I think.

     

    If he wants the bottle to be eye-catching, which of course I understand, maybe he could design a really beautifyl label with some gold-lined edges and logos? And have that printed professionally in a label-printing factory? These companies are used to do gold-lining, relief-printing, self-adhesive labels, custom cutting, barcodes, and all such stuff. This would give a much higher impression of quality than a 3D-printed bottle, which will always look somewhat poor and amateuristic, sort of "stuck in the prototyping phase".

     

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    Yeah that's probably the route we will go..He still has to plant the first plants though..so will still be a while before there will be any wine..:p

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    On 4/13/2019 at 4:54 PM, ahp said:

    Yeah that's probably the route we will go..He still has to plant the first plants though..so will still be a while before there will be any wine..:p

     

    Yes, then he would better concentrate on studying the methods to grow his plants well, how to prune (trim) the leaves and bunches of grapes, how to making the grapes taste well, make the wine taste well, and make it conserve well without turning into vinegar. This is not simple and there is a lot of knowledge involved: grapes need special soil, climate, and treatment. The wine-production itself requires even more knowledge, to prevent it from rotting. Making vinegar or rotten fruit juice is easy, making good wine is not.   :-)

     

    We had grapes, although we never made wine. But in our neighborhood a couple of guys started wine-production from scratch, from bare soil. If I remember well they had to follow specialised evening courses for a couple of years to get the knowledge to make it really good and to cover all aspects. But they made it, so it is definitely possible; a beautiful hobby.

     

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    yeah, he is following evening courses on how to make wine...hopefully it works but there is a chance that it won't be drinkable..the future will tell :-)

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