Musty alphabet soup - a guide to wine faults
2 May 2005 by JR
Julia Harding MW, currently hard at work on the viti and vini entries to be published in the 3rd edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine due out in sep 06 kindly went to a symposium on wine faults so that you (and I) didn’t have to. Here’s what she learnt (surely required reading for all 85 candidates in the Master of Wine exams next month). Bored with discussions about closures and tainted wine? Read no further. Want a summary of the main faults and their causes, plus some surprising statistics and abstruse abbreviations? Read on… Much of the information below derives from a seminar and particularly...

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