Then this week I found these on the net whilst researching:
Found in a ship wreck, these Champaign style bottles turned out to be "Cognac Brandy" bottles, dated late 17th century to early 18th century.
One bottle had gone to the recycling Monday morning when my wife went to town, but the other was still here. So..........
I have read that during the early to mid 18th century many bottle lables were hand written. I might try that next time. Have to invite Mother-in-law back again soon!