Chemical Wreggie

I just learned something.

There is a phenomenon known as “corked wine” where a natural cork has infected the wine with a chemical that renders the wine undrinkable. The wine becomes smoky tasting and smelly and you have to pour it down the sink.

This has happed to me numerous times at home and even at fine restaurants.

What I learned is the culprit molecule in infected corks, 2,4,6-trichloroanisole, is chemically similar to polyethylene and sticks to plastic. So you can take your skanky wine and pour it in a bowl with some plastic wrap and this should save your wine by removing the chemical.

Pretty cool huh? 

Oh....see why I go to this place in the winter? Look below. 


terri said...

Neat remedy for skanky wine!

St. Croix sounds inviting right now. Schools are closed again here today. The kids are happy. This gives them a 6 day weekend.

Rock Chef said...

Does that really work? I must try it next time it happens to me!

Having said that, most of the wine that I buy for general drinking now has plastic corks!

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Same here...synthetic corks mostly on my "house wines".

I haven't tried it yet but the concept makes sense.

CarmenSinCity said...

Nice weather!! Beautiful!