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I Always Thought A Corked Wine Was a Good Thing?


My theory on wine consumption is simple....if it tastes good, drink it....And if you are still not sure, you better try a little more just to be on the safe side...and if the person next to you is struggling with indecision, you should agree to try each other's, just to make sure you didn't make the wrong selection.

Ok, so I am a little more into the experience than the science behind why a wine smells and tastes the way it does.  Most wine magazines bore me, their heady explanations drone on and on and even my love for wine can not overcome.  Arrest me now, oh wine police!  

Despite my ambivalence, I do wonder why sometimes I get that bottle which just isn't right.  I have even purchased bottles from retailers, only to get home and find they have turned.  Is it my taste (my palate is pretty broad) or is it the wine?

Stelio Kalkounos, knowledgeable food and wine expert, restaurant management consultant, and managing partner of Five O'Clock Steakhouse in Milwaukee explains what the term "corked" means in describing wines, as well as the conditions which lead to such, in this February blog post. 

I always thought a corked wine was a good thing?  Turns out, a corked wine is actually contaminated - read Kalkounos's post to find out more. 



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