Near the kitchen in the forepart of the Dauphine, some twenty dark green blown-glass bottles were discovered. They have bulbous, onion-shaped bodies, and are wider than they are tall. They have been identified as wine bottles, with deep push-up bases for catching the dregs that accumulate. Most of them were still sealed with corks when they were discovered - wrapped in leather and packed in metal containers - or placed in the frame spacing. The dishes were placed on the floor or placed between the ship's beams. Excavation has revealed that the bottles appeared to have been wedged in and protected by means of twig brushes.
The systematic nature of these finds leads one to see it as a clue to their packing; the bottles were deliberately placed on dishes to protect them from the shocks inherent to ocean travel. This means of storage is not consistent with cargo storage, but rather speaks to a secondary organisation by sailors, anxious to protect the precious bottles from the movements of the sea. Square-bodied bottles were also found aboard the ship. Most often, they were placed in wooden boxes by groups of twelve. They were sealed with a tin stopper and were used to hold alcohol.