red glass wine bottles
Why do red wines tend to be stored in green bottles and white wines not?
It seems that all red wines are stored in green or occasionally other dark colored bottles and white wines in clear or light colored glass bottles. The commonly repeated belief is that green bottles are better at keeping sunlight out and whites do not need this because they are often refrigerated. I never put much stock into this since worldwide refrigeration was not always common and a most wine is stored out of sunlight anyway. The flavor of Red Wines deteriorates greatly due to the breakdown of the wine in the bottle when exposed to UV light. White wines don’t have this problem as much as they are much more filtered and do not contain tannens, etc that break down this way. So red wine tend to use green or amber colors bottle.