wine2There’s good news and bad news when it comes to wine flaws.

The good news is none of the flaws will make you sick if you take a sip.

The bad news is that you’ll have to part with an otherwise delectable wine.

Here’s a quick hit list of the flaws you might come up against when you’re winetasting:

1)   The smell of wet, musty cardboard. (TCA)

2)   The smell of Band-Aids. (Brettanomyces)

3)   The smell of struck match or rotten eggs. (Sulfur compounds, probably mercaptans)

4)   The smell of vinegar or nail polish. (Volatile acidity)

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We know how busy you are so file this “flaw flash warning” away in your noggin, and congratulate yourself for taking the time for this 60-second palate alert.