It is about a store (wholesale) where you can buy empty glass bottles, jars, WECK products and all kinds of accessories for them.
These products are used when you make homemade jam or distill your own brandy, fruit juice or liqueurs and want to fill it.
Of course you could order online in this store, but you can also visit there and buy the products. The offer is aimed at private individuals as well as wholesalers.
Currently it is tagged as shop=bottles but I think this is misleading because it could also be understood to mean filled beverage bottles.
I would suggest shop=empty_bottles and would also document this in the wiki. What do you think about this?
The shop described here is not a houseware shop. Houseware shops are found in nearly every township, selling all the goods you need for your kitchen and meal serving.
The shop “glaeserundflaschen” sells specific products used for preserving food. Mainly glass containers but not exclusively. They also offer various kinds of covers, corks, rubber seals, lids and the like. There are not many of these specialized shops and most of them do online business only.
If a separate tag for this few shops makes sense, I would go for something like shop=preserving_glassware or shop=preserving_goods.
Tagging shop=houseware + houseware=preserving_glassware wouldn’t make the tagging better imho.
I thought about that tag also, but a glassware shop mainly sells decorative glassware like vases, candle holders, window decoration, glass balls and the like. Using this tag would call for a subtag glassware=preserving_goods or the like to specify the kind of goods offered. Could be an option anyhow.
We do have some 170 documented values for shop (not to talk about the bunch of undocumented ones) and there is more than 1 exotic value in between. If there is a value for “brewing supplies” for instance I would not see any reason why we should not have another value for “preserving_glassware”.