What Is Bottle Shock (and How Do You Fix It)? Bottle shock, or “bottle sickness,” describes a recently shipped wine with aromas and flavors that have seemingly shut down. Here's how it happens.
Wine Faults and How to Recognize Them Is your wine corked? Oxidized? Plain over-the-hill? Learn the signs of common wine faults (and the characteristics mistaken for them) and find out whether to dump or drink.