[Corkscrew photograph: Shutterstock] Wine professionals acknowledge that at least 1 out of 20 bottles of wine—perhaps more like 1 out of every 10—is corked. That means flawed. Gone bad. Worthy of a refund.
Wine conservation from The Medieval Cookbook [Image: Wikimedia Commons] Nasty, with underlying notes of totally gross. A typical wine from ancient times would have had a nose redolent of tree sap, giving
Cork taint is likely the single most preventable wine quality issue in the industry. Mother Nature might assault vineyards with rain, frost and heat but a good winemaker works around climactic whims. year
I discovered this week's poem – and poet – in issue 76 of Michael Mackmin's influential Norwich-based poetry journal, The Rialto . It was the tone of Emily Hasler's "Cartography for Beginners" that particularly