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corked

(of a wine) tainted through having a cork containing excess tannin
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"So the Aussies and New Zealanders got sick of having this stuff, and of having the cork taint the wine, so they essentially switched to screw-cap because they couldn't get the decent stuff.
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.
We're checking for cork taint, a nasty little fungus that'll murder your wine and leave it smelling like it was killed and left in a bin bag full of Stilton, leave it to us.
A Tesco spokesman said: "We are pleased that a popular and worldwide brand such as Penfolds has taken up screw cap which reduces instances of cork taint and oxidation and is also more convenient for our customers." Wine brand Jacob's Creek last year announced it was ditching traditional corks in favour of screw caps across its range.
It added in a statement that it uses "a modified stelvin type cap which rules out any cork taint." It is the first ever aluminium wine bottle to go on sale in Australia and JMB hopes to attract sales from the under-30's, who have been are gradually switching to spirits.
Another common flaw encountered is cork taint which is caused by the cork itself.
Cork is also the root of the dreaded "cork taint," a chemical reaction that leaves wine with a moldy, musty or medicinal flavor.
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.
For example, many vineyards are exploring the use of synthetic corks and screw caps to protect wine from cork taint, which is caused by the contaminant 2,4,6-trichloroanisole and gives wine a moldy odor.
In high concentrations, cork taint gives wine a nasty, wet-dog odor that's hard to miss.