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DStaad Nov 3, 2010 03:31 PM

I am making vodka infusions and was wondering if anyone knows of places in Toronto where I can buy glass bottles to put them in once they are done and ready to serve. Thanks.

  1. lilith Nov 3, 2010 05:21 PM

    Macedo Wine on Dufferin north of Bloor has a few selections of beer and wine bottles.

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      szw Nov 3, 2010 08:51 PM

      I've always liked the simple glass bottles at Ikea (Pizza Libretto uses them to serve water to tables)

      http://i43.tinypic.com/jrd7yp.jpg

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        chowspotting Nov 4, 2010 04:44 AM

        if you are not worried about using chinese glass the Ikea bottles are great. This place has a similar bottle but it is made with Italian glass: http://www.tapwater-bottle.com

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          szw Nov 4, 2010 11:26 AM

          Afraid of using Chinese glass? Thats a new one to me!

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            DStaad Nov 4, 2010 01:14 PM

            Have there been reports of health issues with Chinese glass? Or is your concern more political in nature. I have to admit, I do like the look of those Ikea glasses with the swing tops, but I would be averse to using them if there have been problems with tainted glass from China.

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              chowspotting Nov 4, 2010 03:59 PM

              Starbucks had to recall 12,000 glass water bottles made in china due to defects which caused them to "explode" when inserting the lid / stopper... Also there have been many reports of the paint used in china to print labels on glass bottles containing not only higher then acceptable levels of lead but also some reports of radiactive elements such as cadmium. (McDonalds recall of 12 million Shrek glasses)..

              1. re: chowspotting
                The Chowhound Team Nov 5, 2010 11:37 AM

                Folks, this is getting a little off-topic for the Ontario board, so if anyone wants to continue this discussion about Chinese glass, we'd ask you to please start a new thread on the Not About Food board. Thanks.

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