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Subject: Storing champagne bottles

Storing champagne bottles

From: Patti Gibbons <pgibbons<-a>
Date: Monday, February 25, 2008
Would anyone be able to recommend tips for storing an unopened
bottle of champagne in an artifact collection? Our curators have
voiced a strong desire not to empty the liquid from the bottle, so
the challenge is to store the unopened bottle safely in the
collection. Would orienting the bottle in a specific way help
prevent accidental pressurized uncorking or leaks? Would it be best
to design a housing contain that is upright to keep the cork dry, or
is it advisable to orient the bottle sideways to keep the cork

Patti Gibbons
Preservation Manager
Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:46
                  Distributed: Thursday, March 6, 2008
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Received on Monday, 25 February, 2008

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