So I thought I would share some really great trivia I recently learned from a colleague – Eba Gee, an expert on hospitality matters. You might find this information useful and who knows, it might be something you can bring up to start a fun conversation when you are at a loss for words.
After reading Eba’s explanations, I think you will look at wine bottles differently.
3) Punts help consolidate any sediment in the bottom of the bottle and prevent it from being poured out into a glass. (Years ago wines had a big problem with sediment; however, modern vintners now use filters and there is very little sediment in the wine sold today.)
4) Punts increase the strength of the bottle, allowing it to easily hold the high pressure of sparkling wines, champagnes and a variety of wines that are left to ferment in the bottle.
to appear larger, yet hold a lesser amount of wine.
6) Punts prevent wine bottles from shattering should they be dropped or fall to the floor.