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Myths and Facts about Wine Faults

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Even many sophisticated wine drinkers when tasting a wine that doesn’t seem quite right will automatically say it’s ‘corked’. But just as the ability to distinguish varietals or terroir is essential to becoming an educated wine drinker, so is the ability to distinguish off aromas and tastes. With this educational goal in mind, noted enologist Dr. Paulo Lopes recently conducted …

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How Cork Makes Wine Taste Better

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Wines under cork rated higher in blind taste test – Most winemakers know that natural cork can make their wine taste better. That is why over 70 percent of all wine is sealed with cork, and the vast majority of the world’s finest wines.  The oxygen contained within the cork, diffused into the bottle at a predictable but non-linear rate …

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Consumer Preference for Natural Cork Means Higher Sales

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Test Shows 47% Percent Sales Benefit for Wines Identified as Using Natural Cork, 83% for Reds Only – Does professed consumer preference for natural cork effect in-store purchase decisions? This question is difficult to answer because labels do not give information on closure type. What if information on closures was available to buyers? Would it effect wine sales? To answer …

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