Ask Sid: What is the punt?

July 26th, 2017
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punt wine bottle bottom

Question: What is a punt?

Answer: The word has various meanings from kicking the ball in football to a flat bottomed boat. However with reference to wine it is that indentation at the bottom of the bottle. Some old wine bottles and some heavy newer ones have very deep punts. It helps to collect the sediment and is a useful design for the pressure build-up in sparkling wines. Also is a place to put your thumb when pouring out the contents of the wine bottle.

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July 26th, 2017

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