A bottle is a narrow-necked container for storing or transporting liquids. They can be made from a variety of materials, including glass. They are often used for alcoholic drinks such as wine, beer or cider but can also be used to store water and other non-alcoholic beverages. They can be sealed at the bottling line with an internal stopper, an external bottle cap or a closure.
Bottle morphology (also called bottle shape) refers to the form of a bottle from its base to its top, and how the various parts of the bottle interact with each other during glassmaking processes. There are many different types of bottles, depending on the type of beverage and the glassmaker’s technique.
For example, there are wine bottles, beer bottles and liqueur bottles that all have different characteristics. The most common type is the Bordeaux bottle, which has straight sides with a curved “shoulder” that is useful for catching sediment.
Another type of bottle is the Burgundy bottle, which has sides that taper down about 2/3 of the height to a short cylindrical section. It is heavier and has a wider base than the Bordeaux bottle to withstand the pressure from the carbonation of the wine.
Other types of bottles include the Champagne bottle, which is similar to a Burgundy bottle but does not have a shoulder. This type of bottle is used for sparkling wines, such as champagne and Cava.
When you think of a bottle, it can be easy to imagine something you’ve seen in a movie or TV show. For example, if you’re a fan of Breaking Bad, you might imagine the episode where the character gets shot in an elevator. Or, if you’re a fan in Seinfeld, you might imagine the scene where Jerry and George are trapped in a hotel room with Elaine and Kramer.
In either case, there are a number of elements that must be in place to make a great bottle episode. First, a bottle episode needs to apply pressure to its characters, which can help to calcify running themes and showcase the writing skills of the team behind it.
Next, a good bottle episode must be unique and unusual, which can also allow the writer to explore a theme in a new way. Examples of this can be found in shows like Community, where Rachel and Ross get into a tiff over an invitation to a party, and Monica hears a voicemail from her ex-boyfriend Richard, who she wants to talk to.
The episode can then be used to highlight the tension between the two, which will ultimately affect their relationship. The situation is then resolved by the end of the episode and the characters’ relationship is reestablished.
A great bottle episode can be a fun way to break up the usual plot structure of most shows and if it’s done right, it can serve as a memorable moment in your series. But how can you write a good one?