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Punt on the base of a bottle

Punt on the base of a bottle

The dimple at the bottom of a wine bottle is called a punt. It increases the strength of a bottle & helps prevent it from toppling over as the dimple has better tolerance for flaws than a flat bottom which would tend to be more unstable. Conveniently, it’s also a pretty handy ‘rest’ for a sommelier’s thumb making it easier to hold and keep steady during pouring!!

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