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Offline Della

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1m 14cm (3' 9") of wine?
« on: April 30, 2006, 01:18:30 PM »
Hi everyone,

I found this gun today, filled with Italian wine(?). :?

Does anyone have any idea as to the age of the bottle?
How long will red wine stay drinkable in a clear bottle......is it even wine?
Should I even drink it, or should I leave well alone? (I remeber Nic posing this question once, but I can't find the thread)

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 :shock: Click to enlarge :shock:

I can't get a better photo of the whole gun (flintlock) because it is so large.

TIA  :)
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2006, 01:46:25 PM »
Hi Della,
these bottles are still being sold! My favourite local bottle shop (in Sydney's Little Italy, Leichardt) sells these same massive novelty bottles of wine (one suspects not the finest of wines :D )
There are rifles, mermaids,towers; all kinds of crazy shapes to kitsch up your home bar!
As for drinkability, it's probably vinegar by now.......I wouldn't recommend it!
Still, a very fun bottle & great conversation piece.
Marinka.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2006, 03:05:46 PM »
Thanks Marinka. :D

I bought it because it covers both my OH hobby (shooting) and mine......glass.........oh and wine :wink:  :lol:
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2006, 03:05:58 PM »
open it, I command you to open it - or else you will be punished by burning curiosity.
Novelty bottles are usuallty made by VE, Vetreria Empoli who produce (among many things) the well known models poodle - pussycat - guitar - leaning tower of Pizza - fish - elephant - camel - colosseum - san pedro - sailing ship.  The gun is not theirs, btw.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2006, 04:10:07 PM »
:D:D:D

Even if it's turned to vinegar, you could cook with it, or clean windows with it (if it's not good enough to cook with).
Then fill it with coloured water - you can change it any time you like - and display it!

I love strange bottles....:mrgreen:
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2006, 04:32:44 PM »
If you're going to have a swig, make sure its not bubble bath first :lol:
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2006, 07:57:22 AM »
:D :shock: :D

Very wise words, Anne! Better check before cooking with it too, Della!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2006, 08:15:52 AM »
Thanks everyone for your comments.

Ivo, your command will be followed, this weekend, maybe. :shock:  :D
 
Anne E.B., I hope it isn't bubble bath, we only have a shower. :lol:

Sue, cooking, cleaning, things I didn't even think of,  :oops: but it will definitely be displayed. I have it stood next to the TV at the moment. Each time I look at it, I see the faces on the folks of Weert as I carried it back to the car and I have to laugh.  :lol:  :lol:
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