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Now That’s A Corker

February 23, 2020

After 3 years we are still looking for another bottle.


We have a large demijohn (damigiana) bottle made for bulk wine that sits in our dining room. It’s size is that of about 100 liters. I bought it as a lark while visiting the town of Malcesine on Italy’s Lake Garda. Years ago in our home in Italy, I started filling it with corks from various bottles of wine that graced our table. When we moved back to the United States in 2010, the giant bottle came with us. It’s been like a family member for years. However, it has reached retirement age. This year was its last in terms of housing my used corks as it is now completely full. How many corks are in there? At full capacity, there are 2,250 corks from all varieties of wine.

People who come to dinner at our house often stare at this giant bottle and then at the corks inside. Their query…

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  1. Wow..that is HUGE…Gorgeous.

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  2. I learned something new today. Damigiana is really called “demijohn”?
    How funny. I never looked up the name because I thought it was uniquely Italian.
    By the way, I have a similar big vase in my kitchen filled with corks as well.

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