I don’t really have a problem recycling wine bottles. My wife (Mrs. Noontime) and I simply refill our bottles with more homemade wine. We always tend to be a little short on bottles somehow… maybe because we give away a lot of wine. Always with a custom label, of course. It’s advertising!
We were bottling a few months ago, and ran short on empty wine bottles. We had to resort to asking friends to save their empties for us, and we even ended up (gasp!) buying bottles. Oh, the horror!