[November 1, 2000]*Knot of the Month* Jug HitchPURPOSE: Makes a knot around the neck of a bottle, so it can be hung over the side to cool in the water.
BACKGROUND: In ancient times this knot made a handle that was used to carry clay jugs. The Jug Hitch knot was stronger than the jug's original handle.
USES: In summer, north of Cape Cod and Pt. Conception, the water is cold enough to cool white wines. South of the Cape, the water is fine for red wines until 35 degrees latitude.