It doesn’t matter what type of bottle you use unless it’s for sparkling. However, there are some standards in the business. Did you know that Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Grenache are almost always bottled in a more feminine style low-shoulder bottle. Also, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are nearly always Basic wine guide poster bottled in a masculine high-shoulder bottle. These facts can help you identify what’s inside the bottle when the variety is not listed.