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Why do jars have concave bottoms? Due to the high pressure in which the jam or wine is kept, it might burst, but a dent adds strength to the base of bottles and jars. Also, it keeps the content fresh and intact. Water can easily spread around the bottle which makes it simple to clean it.
Why are the bottom of wine bottles indented? The large indent in the base of wine bottles is known as a punt. It is intended to strengthen the bottle and not to give the impression that the bottle contains more liquid than it really does.
Why are the bottom of plastic bottles indented? It consolidates sediment deposits in a thick ring at the bottom of the bottle, preventing much/most of it from being poured into the glass. It increases the strength of the bottle, allowing it to hold the high pressure of sparkling wine/champagne.
Why is the base of a can concave? When packed in a box, cylinders take up about 90 percent of the available space, and their round shape is able to withstand a good amount of pressurization. The bottom of the cup is then pressed into a concave dome shape, which allows the can to withstand greater pressures than if it were flat.
Normally the bottom of rigid matter (glass, metal) bottle is flat to ensure more friction and stabler equilibrium. In contrast for plastic bottle the chace of deformation is greater and so the plain bottom will soon become uneven and thereby make the equilibrium unstable.
A horizontal bottle keeps the cork moist, so it doesn’t dry out and shrink. The air gap in a wine bottle has almost 100 per cent humidity, so the cork will never dry out as long as there is wine in the bottle.
Heel: The lower part of the bottle where the body (sidewall) turns from vertical to horizontal.
When soft drink bottles are chilled in sub-zero temperatures, the water on account of its anomalous expansion expands. Thus, to provide space for expanding water, soft drink bottles are not completely filled as otherwise they will burst.
That indentation on the bottom of some bottles is called a punt. The curved sides of the bottle make it strong and the indent strengthens the base. Also, during the fermentation process bottles of some wines are stored upside down. The indentation makes them easier to stack.
There is also the issue of a soda can that has the top and bottom bulging outwards. This is caused by the soda freezing, causing the water molecules to expand and take up more space resulting in the two ends to bulge out.
Tins have traditionally been round because the steel used to make them has been fashioned from cylindrical rolls. “Round tins require a single bend of the sheet of metal whereas square ones take four, so you are adding complexity.”
The wine in the bottle literally keeps the cork wet.” If the corks dry out, the wine inside will be exposed to air and oxidize. Make sure you also rotate the bottles a quarter turn every few months to prevent the sediment from settling on one side of the bottle.
The answer: Horizontal is still the way to go for wines sealed under cork. If stored upright, you’ll not only risk excess evaporation through the (dry) cork’s porous fibres, you may also find that the cork will split or disintegrate when you attempt to remove it years down the road.
Store Wine Bottles Horizontally.
For bottles with corks, be sure to store your wine horizontally in a wine rack. Keeping wine on its side helps keep the cork moist, which is key for long-term storage, as a dried out cork can cause seepage and premature aging.
That “empty” space isn’t actually empty. It’s filled with carbon dioxide gas, the same thing that creates the carbonation effect in the soda water. Carbonation is what we call the dissolution of carbonic acid in water.
If the bottle is completely filled then the pressurized carbon dioxide may break the bottle when shaked violently. So, some air is left to allow the carbon dioxide to get some space by compressing the air. Thus, preventing the risk of breaking the bottle.
The reason behind it is very simple. Soft drinks have carbon dioxide mixed up with the liquid part of the drink and is stored in the bottle at high pressure. Hence the bottles of medicine and shampoo , etc. not filled up to the brim.
The primary reason for keeping wine in green bottles is to prevent wines from oxidation, a common wine fault. Tinted glass blocks out this sunlight, preserving antioxidants and allowing them to protect the wine from oxidation as it ages.
Before the can is opened, microscopic gas bubbles attach to the inside of it (nucleation). As described earlier, the bubbles in an unopened can nucleate at the walls (Figure 2a) so tapping the can before opening could dislodge some of the bubbles, enabling them to float to the top of the liquid.
The tapping should release any bubbles that are stuck to the inside walls of the can. These should then float to the surface and dissipate, making the beer less likely to foam when it is opened. Releasing this pressure dramatically reduces the amount of carbon dioxide the liquid can hold, causing bubbles to form.
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Aluminium cans are very thin and not very resistant to external pressure. The internal pressure from beer/carbonated beverages helps to stop the cans from being squashed.
Rather than sharp edges, these have filleted (rounded) edges to reduce stress concentrations and to make them easier to manufacture. (Modern aluminum cans are made in two pieces; the first is a combined bottom/side punched and extruded into a cup shape, and the second is a circular cap attached to the end).
If you’re not disgorging, you shouldn’t rotate. As far as keeping the corks from drying out, this is why you should store your wine on its side. You’ll notice that when a bottle is on its side, the liquid is in contact with the bottom of the cork. Rotating a bottle doesn’t change or improve that contact.
2/ Keep your wine in the fridge
But you shouldn’t be afraid of storing opened red wine in the fridge. Cooler temperatures slow down chemical processes, including oxidation. A re-closed bottle of red or white wine in the fridge can stay relatively fresh for up to five days.