To the inexperienced wine drinker, the term “cork taint” or “corked wine” may be assumed to be particles of cork floating in an unopened bottle or in a glass of wine. But it is simply a chemical reaction which, sometimes, occurs during the period of cork sterilization in the winery.
Corked wine is not, in any way, unsafe to drink even though it may have an unpleasant smell or taste. If you happen to detect a bottle of corked wine, in a restaurant, simply draw it to the attention of the waiter; before most of the wine has been consumed!
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