This is the first corked
bat of Mantle that we have seen or heard of," Taube added.
There has always been a problem with corked
wine and over the years different methods have been used - every- thing from radiation to sterilisation.
But how many wine drinkers realise that up to 10 per cent of wine bottles are corked
Roughly 3% to 8% of all corked
wines develop what is known as cork taint.
For as long as the word cork has been synonymous with sealing wine bottles, it has been associated with the nasty wooden taste that occasionally crops up and which drinkers have bemoaned for centuries as corked
The wine trade accepts that it's an issue because most suppliers are very happy to replace any bottle that is not up to scratch, and restaurants should always take back a corked
bottle - you just have to have the courage to make a fuss