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  •  We took a bottle in to (4+ / 0-)

    a good wine shop and asked what the heck was wrong with it and they identified the taste as "corked," which was how we finally found out what that problem was. Most places that sell wine will replace a corked bottle. If it's only slightly off, you can mix the wine with plastic wrap and it improves it. A friend who is a winemaker told us this, and it works, but may change the wine's flavor a bit, too.

    We all understand that freedom isn't free. What Romney and Ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. We have to invest in it.
    Julian Castro, DNC 4 Sept 2012

    by pixxer on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 07:34:44 PM PDT

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    •  Corked means what it sounds like. (5+ / 0-)

      A bad cork, that probably was insufficiently disinfected before use. A corked bottle usually has a telltale wet cardboard smell. Doesn't happen often, but when it does it's a good argument for screwcaps.

      •  Yeah, we're pretty fond of screwcaps. (3+ / 0-)
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        I remember when pixxer-son was only 12, and couldn't drink (he's 41 now), we saw a commercial for some wine on TV (back when we had a TV...). Anyway, commercial set this romantic scene where the well-dressed man and woman sit down at an obviously classy restaurant, and the waiter brings the wine, and.... unscrews the cap! We were all ROTFL, even the 12-year-old. But as it turns out, there is a good thing about screw caps - Not Just For Cheap Wine Any More :)

        We all understand that freedom isn't free. What Romney and Ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. We have to invest in it.
        Julian Castro, DNC 4 Sept 2012

        by pixxer on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 09:44:21 PM PDT

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