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The Point of the Punt

Posted by CuriousWine, Nov 26, 2007.

The punt is the dimple on the bottom of most wine bottles. Its precise origin is unknown and it’s modern day purpose debated. Despite its seeming trivialness, the punt has been semi-scientifically proven to indicate the value of a wine, at least in the UK. Given that the p rice of a bottle of red = (Dimple depth in mm + £3.49) / 4.3144, you might want to bring a ruler and calculator to any holiday parties where you plan on impressing your friends with how accurately you can "guess" the price what you're drinking. Then again, it would be undoubtedly easier, and much less socially awkward, to ask how much the bottle cost and forget about the punt altogether.

Scott Rosenbaum is director of operations for the International Wine Center and wine buyer for the retailer DrinkUpNY .

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Blog comment by geekounet The Point of the Punt, Nov 26, 2007.

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