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What is “Corked” Wine?

by David on December 4, 2010

There are a few different ways the cork can fail, but when someone says the wine is “corked”, they’re usually referring to the moldy smell we call “cork taint”. The smell is caused by a chemical compound in the cork, called 2,4,6 trichloroanisole (TCA for short). It’s harmless, but can ruin the wine. At low […]