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Will drinking corked wine make me ill?

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LaundryQueenHatesBunfights Fri 24-Feb-17 17:50:25

I'm by no means an expert, but I think that's what's happened.

The cork was all dry and crumbled when I opened it.

It tastes ok but I'm probably used to much worse wine!

It's the only bottle in the house and it's Friday night damn it!

Mermaidbutmytailfelloff Fri 24-Feb-17 17:55:51

You have wine with cork in, that's fine. Corked wine is essentially gone off and unprintable. It is completely different.

MrsCaecilius Fri 24-Feb-17 18:01:31

As mermaid said, corked wine is not a the same as wine-with-bits-of-cork.

The former will smell vinegar-y and smell rank. The latter's just a bit gritty and fine for an emergency Friday drink!

LynetteScavo Fri 24-Feb-17 18:07:30

You won't be able to drink corked wine. I will be horrid and you'll want to throw up after a mouthful anyway.

Wine with cork in is probably so old it's genius.

StealthPolarBear Fri 24-Feb-17 18:08:55

The third or fourth bottle might make you sick

rollonthesummer Fri 24-Feb-17 18:10:13

If it tasted fine, it's not corked!

LaundryQueenHatesBunfights Fri 24-Feb-17 18:13:27

Music to my ears, thanks everyone! It was on sale so was a bit dubious anyway.

Apologies for starting two threads, it said the first one didn't post so I thought the wine topic might not exist any more!

Cookingongas Fri 24-Feb-17 18:13:43

I thought I had drunk corked wine loads of times- Until I drank corked wine. I'm common as muck and didn't think I knew the difference, being used to wine in a box and what not. Corked wine is like drinking red wine vinegar mixed with sewage. Really bad. REALLY bad.

CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Fri 24-Feb-17 18:18:09

Corked wine (or wine suffering from cork taint) is caused by the biproduct (namely trichloroanisole or TCA) of a fungus often found in natural cork coming into contact with chlorides used during the cork sterilisation process. It isn't the disintegration of cork - neither of which are harmful.

SummerHouse Fri 24-Feb-17 18:20:20

Drink. Enjoy. Stick to yellow tails scree top in future. Sorted.

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