Tuesday, February 9, 2021

A Punt

The indentation at the bottom of a wine bottle is called a punt.  No clue why it's called that, but its shape made sense in the olden days when bottles were hand-fashioned by glassblowers.  But there are some good reasons for keeping the punt, including...

  • A thin-walled bottom could easily break
  • For sparkling wines, the punt increases the strength of the bottle
  • Extra weight at the bottom of the bottle gives the bottle more stability
Personally, I like the other end better, you know, the end where the wine comes out...


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