15 August 2007

wine dimples

Filed under: Uncategorized — bookweevil @ 10:18 pm

Heh, nifty.

Almost overwhelming scientific evidence reveals that it’s possible to work out the price of a bottle of wine without seeing the label:

Well, OK, “overwhelming” might be overstating it a bit. “Scientific” and “evidence” likewise. But it could be a handy trick, particularly if someone works it out for wine prices in countries other than Britain. The magic formula (this one for white wine):

Price of bottle = (Dimple depth in mm + £3.49) / 4.3144 – about a pound

The dimples are apparently called “punts” and there’s no agreement on exactly what they’re for. My favourite suggestion is that they used to make the bottle more stable – a flat bottom would need only a slight bump to make it unstable.


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