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corked

(of a wine) tainted through having a cork containing excess tannin
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Cork taint or screwcap taint is hard to predict, though, thanks to the complex chemistry going on inside a bottle of wine, so the jury's still out on which wine closure is greener.
Some aroma flaws such as cork taint are readily apparent as soon as the bottle is opened, but others may develop in intensity as the wine is exposed to air in the glass.
Screwcaps are growing increasingly popular among winemakers due to the closures' ability to avoid cork taint, a chemical that gives affected wine a musty smell and taste," said Michael Osborn, founder and merchandising vice president of Wine.
It added in a statement that it uses "a modified stelvin type cap which rules out any cork taint.
Another common flaw encountered is cork taint which is caused by the cork itself.
Now, fear of cork taint, along with a desire for more predictable aging, is fueling the market for synthetic stoppers.
Cork taint causes moldy, musty aromas that affect perhaps up to 10% of wine produced worldwide.
Screwcap devotees cite losses suffered through cork taint as the primary reason for the switch.
In high concentrations, cork taint gives wine a nasty, wet-dog odor that's hard to miss.
Tesco moved the debate on from the trade's justified preoccupation with levels of cork taint and put the choice squarely in the hands of the consumer.
Roughly 3% to 8% of all corked wines develop what is known as cork taint.
Waning cork supplies, ecological concerns, and cork taint, which accounts for spoilage of up to 7% of wines, are all reasons that have winemakers here and abroad looking more seriously at screw-top caps for high-quality wines.