What’s corked wine?
Widely discussed but often misunderstood, cork taint is a single, specific wine fault. Here’s how to identify corked wine – and what you can do about it. Without realizing it, you have probably tasted corked wine. You might have eaten corked bananas too, or even drunk corked coffee. In each case, the same culprit is responsible, a malodorous chemical known as TCA, or trichloroanisole.