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Minjard - Wine Bottle - Pot Lyonnais - Pitcher - Carafe

Minjard Emballages is a partner of the wine industry, specialising in the creation of functional, practical and elegant wine packaging solutions dedicated to wine merchants, wine and winegrowers wishing to bring great added value to their wine products. At AZ Boutique, we sell the famous Minjard Pot Lyonnais wine bottle (Lyon pot) to satisfy our customers who are passionate about wine!

Minjard Emballages: creator of wine packaging solutions for the wine world!

From the design of rather traditional glass wine bottle models to ultra trendy design models, corkscrews, capsules, boxes, bag in box and personalised cardboard packaging, to the smallest wine accessories and decorative details on the bottles such as seals, medallions, tissue paper, brush, pouring spouts, bottle or wine bucket holders, vase or ice bucket, Minjard Emballages offers packaging solutions adapted to the wishes and quality products of its customers.

This packaging company can also claim to hold the registered design of the real Pot Lyonnais, which the brand offers in various versions: Pot Lyonnais such as single transparent glass jar of 46cl or half a jar of 25cl, Pot Lyonnais decorated and printed with decorations evoking the city of Lyon such as the Lyonnais bottle with Fourvière cathedral decoration, the Lyonnais bottle with Bellecour or Les Terreaux squares or the Lyonnais pot with glass and text printing of the History of the Lyonnais pot.

You will find on AZ Boutique various Pot Lyonnais Minjard and other types of bottles, water jugs, wine jugs and decanters available in our Carafe & Pitcher page in our Glassware section!

Focus on the authentic Pot Lyonnais (Lyon Pot wine bottle) signed Minjard

Minjard, a specialist in the wine world, covers the Mâconnais, Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône wine regions and the company has become very popular with the creation of the Pot Lyonnais.

The Lyonnais Pot is a bottle with a very thick bottom (45mm) and a capacity of 46cl very precisely. In Lyon jargon, they are also called « gros cul » (litterally fat ass) for the thick bottle bottom which gives them great stability on the table.

Being a specialty of Lyon, it is mainly used as a wine serving bottle in Lyon's restaurants called « Bouchons Lyonnais » ! The bouchon Lyonnais are the typical restaurants of this city and the surrounding regions where Lyon's specialities are served such as the famous quenelles, the « tabliers de sapeur » beef tripe, the « cervelle de canut » cheese spread, the Lyonnaise salad or the « Andouillettes » sausages, all sprinkled with a glass of red wine typical of the region: Beaujolais or Côtes du Rhône ! If you are passing through Lyon, do not hesitate to visit the Vieux Lyon district and sit down at one of the famous temples of Lyon's gastronomy. Moreover, you will notice that the neck of Pot Lyonnais is often surrounded by elastics of different colours depending on whether you’ve been served Côte du Rhône or Beaujolais wine.

To come back to our exciting story about the iconic glass wine bottle from Lyon called the Pot Lyonnais...

In the 16th century, the unit of measurement called the "asnée" was replaced by the pot, which then had a capacity of 2.08 litres. This unit of measurement has varied considerably over time.In the 17th century, its capacity was reduced to 1.04 litres. It was sometimes called «  Pot de Papa » (Dad's pot). The exact capacity of 46cl of the Lyon pot was established under a law in 1843 and it was not until the 19th century that the Lyon bottle became known.  Moreover, this measure was not to everyone's taste at the time and enraged the Insurgent Canuts of the Red Cross Districts, known as the Voracious! You must ask yourself why is that ? Because the Lyon workers know as Canuts were only entitled to 50cl of wine paid by their employer and no longer to 1L of wine and so the capacity of the bottle was therefore reduced to 50cl. Subsequently, the employers decided to further reduce the capacity of the bottle from 50 cl to 46 cl. As a result, one litre of wine was enough to fill two 46cl Pot Lyonnais and the boss glass. Nice story about this famous glass bottle, typically French and 100% Lyonnaise, right?

Don't forget, in order to better appreciate the tasting of your great wines, AZ Boutique offers you a wide range of professional items related to oenology and wine tasting: wine glasses, tasting glasses, wine thermometer, wine aerator, wine decanter, ice bucket, champagne bowl, wine seal, lever corkscrew, bottle opener, and various examples of sommelier boxes that you will find in our categories Glassware and Barware Accessories !

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