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Repost: Corked!

July 27, 2012

I ended up with my first bad bottle of wine just two days ago.

It actually wasn’t “corked,” despite the name of my post. Corked wine (for those who keep asking me that question) refers to wine that has been contaminated with a mold (2,4,6- trichloroanisole or “TCA”) that can be found in natural cork. The mold taints the wine and often (although not always) makes the wine smell like wet cardboard.

This is one of the many reasons you are instructed to smell the wine before you actually taste it.

To read the rest, please visit my wine blog:

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