I bottled my wine bottles with a Portuguese floor corker, but the dimple is still in the agglomerated cork after a year.
I was told to:
- Wait three weeks with the bottle upright.
- Store a year with the bottle upside down to keep the cork wet.
What measures can I take to minimize that dimple? Why doesn't it show up on commercial bottles?
I'm just hearing about potentially hacking in a broader surface with a shaft collar at the end of the aluminum rod that presses in the cork.