- What to Drink with Cassoulet
- 25 Best Wines for Summer
- Jalapeño-Infused Red Wine?!
- Roger Federer vs. Enrique Olvera: The Grand Slam of Scallop Slicing
- Why a Sake-Obsessed Couple Decided to Brew Their Own
- Wine Pairing Guide to Shrimp, Scallops, Crab and Mussels
- What Wine Goes Best With a Chocolate Bunny?
- The 50th Anniversary of Cru Barolo
- Working the Snowy Vermont Vineyards of La Garagista Winery
- Ice Wine, That Peachy-Lychee-Tropical-Honeyed Nectar
If a wine doesn't taste good, there might actually be a problem with it.
Watch out for flaws. If a wine doesn't taste good, there might actually be a problem with it.
CORKED A natural compound called TCA can taint corks, making wine smell like wet newspaper or a moldy basement.
OXIDIZED Faulty corks let too much oxygen into a bottle. White wines can end up tasting like apple cider or sherry; reds will often taste flavorless.
COOKED Bottles that have been improperly stored in a hot place for too long can taste stewed.