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How can you tell if wine is corked?

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lazaroulovesleggings Sat 02-Aug-08 15:49:26

Just opened a bottle of red and it smells like vinegar, really nasty. It was on offer at the one stop when I bought it so it could be just really nasty cheap wine.

lazaroulovesleggings Sat 02-Aug-08 15:54:09

Anyone? I know it's a bit of a dull subject. Could have jazzed it upa bit.
Hmmm, something like my dh likes to have sex with horses, what should I do?

zippitippitoes Sat 02-Aug-08 15:56:34

has a muoldy tang musty

zippitippitoes Sat 02-Aug-08 15:57:28

cork can be wet slimey

LadyMuck Sat 02-Aug-08 16:02:31

The wine would usually taste of wet cardboard.

lazaroulovesleggings Sat 02-Aug-08 16:04:23

I haven't tried it because it smells like it might burn my stomach lining out. The cork is ok, hang on will try it...

brimfull Sat 02-Aug-08 16:06:07

smell like musty cork

lazaroulovesleggings Sat 02-Aug-08 16:06:38

It does taste a bit dull, although the smell has calmd down. Hard to tell whether it's baaaad or just cheap. Will ask dh when he comes in. I was going to add it to my bolognese, hey ho. Thanks for advice.

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