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Old 01-28-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default Anyone tried corking S. Pellegrino bottles

they are a 750ml green bottle. Just wondering if anyone has tried it. I have a ton of them sitting around

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Old 01-29-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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I've never corked them, but I have found a few places that sell them with pry-off caps, so I have recapped them with success.

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Old 01-29-2009, 04:41 PM   #4
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I've never heard of this particular wine before.

If it will take crown caps it must be a champagne bottle.

I'm thinking a standard #9 cork will work.

BTW - Did you use a standard crown cap, or did it take an oversized cap, like some champagne bottles require?

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I've never heard of this particular wine before.

If it will take crown caps it must be a champagne bottle.

I'm thinking a standard #9 cork will work.

BTW - Did you use a standard crown cap, or did it take an oversized cap, like some champagne bottles require?

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San Pelligrino is just bottled water, they have a few different bottles that they use and the crown cap variety uses regular crown caps.
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from what it looks like and comparing it to other bottles. It looks like I would essentially be trying to cork a twist of beer bottle. The pellegrino bottles have much bigger threads and the glass is a bit thicker than a beer bottle. Im asking about size of opening and I guess if it will break or not....thanks for the replies

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I measured the interior diameter of a S.P. bottle and it looks to be roughly the same size. The bottles are thinner than a regular wine bottle neck(at least around where the cork sits), though, so I'd be worried about breaking them when you corked them. Plus the shape of the S.P. bottles are a little wierd, they flare out faster than a wine bottle neck, so the cork would be kind of hanging out down in the bottle, I don't know if that would affect the seal. I'd stick to wine bottles!

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Take a bottle, fill it with colored water and attempt to cork it. Hang it upside down for at least a few days if not a week. If it starts to leak, then its a definite no. If it doesn't, there still is a risk, but I have bottle in glass screw off soda bottles with corks and haven't had an issues once.

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Take a bottle, fill it with colored water and attempt to cork it. Hang it upside down for at least a few days if not a week. If it starts to leak, then its a definite no. If it doesn't, there still is a risk, but I have bottle in glass screw off soda bottles with corks and haven't had an issues once.
Good idea. That way you can make sure that it seals without wasting any wine.
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