How to Tell If Something Isn't Quite Right With Your Wine

Drinking a glass of wine can be a great way to relax, unwind, and deepen your appreciation for the finer things in life. Unfortunately, not all wines appeal to our palates or expectations. 

If you're wondering if it's simply an acquired taste, or if there really is something wrong with the bottle of wine you've been nursing, these signs can help you determine your answer. 

  1. A sour flavour irregularly present in the finish of a typical smooth red indicates cork taint; overly carbonated whites suggest that there may be a storage issue.
  2. An unpleasant ‘wet cardboard’ scent accompanied by a flat taste could indicate mousiness – this usually occurs when a bottle is exposed to high temperatures for an extended period of time. 
  3. Bad batching results in an overall insipid and unbalanced aroma-taste composition.
  4. Finally, when your sips contain syrupy or metallic flavours not typically associated with wines – it could mean they have gone bad!

Next time you're indulging in some vino with friends, make sure what you're sipping tastes like the good stuff!

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