Faulty Wine

How to tell if a wine is faulty, has "turned", or may be undrinkable (oxidized or too old)? 

  • Off Color. Red wines will be faded. White wines will be darker than they should be.
  • Cork Position. The cork has pushed out too far.
  • Off Odor. Examples: moldy, wet cardboard, rotten eggs, burned, band-aid or antiseptic smell.
  • Off Taste. Examples: astringent, vinegar, or unpleasant chemical.

Faulty Corked Skunked wine

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