7 Wine Faults to Look For

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Warning Signs:  Scents of horse stable, Band-Aid and a high school locker room.

The Cause:  Brettanomyces, a naturally occurring yeast, landed in the barrel and reproduced in the wood, tainting the wine.

Drink or Dump?

It Depends: “Brett is good in small doses. It can give the wine a little complex funk,” Madrigale says. “But if it’s all you taste, dump it.”

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