One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of wine) spoilt by a musty taint arising from a fault in the cork.‘always open and taste your wine before the meal, if only to check that it is not corked’
- ‘There was not one undrinkable or corked bottle in the 60 I tasted.’
- ‘Once you have smelled and tasted a corked wine, it becomes a fairly easy problem to recognize.’
- ‘One time, while eating at one of the outlets of a famous Chicago restaurant group, I got a badly corked bottle of Trimbach Riesling.’
- ‘It is confusing for servers who have some customers drink and some return corked wines.’
- ‘For the record, I have never had a corked screwcap wine.’
- ‘Along with screwcaps and plastic corks, these glass closures are another solution to the wretched problem of corked wines.’
- ‘The paramount reason for the move away from cork is the problem of cork taint (or 'corked' wine).’
- ‘Poor cork storage conditions can dramatically increase the incidence of corked wines.’
- ‘Corked glasses of wine are valiantly defended, and the diner is implied to be trying to cheat the restaurant.’
- ‘One of the corked wines would have been my favorite of the evening.’
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