Testing the impact of common storage mistakes
When working on a piece about wine faults, I noted a number of flaws that are generally considered handling errors rather than mistakes originating at the winery. These are the types of faults that are, well, your fault if they affect the wine. Leaving the wine on top of the fridge for weeks, forgetting a bottle of wine in the trunk of the car in January or worse, forgetting your wine in your vehicle over a long weekend in summer — these are all big no-no’s when it comes to treating your wine with love and care.
Tom Firth's advice on understanding wine faults to protect you, as both a wine lover and smart consumer.
Let’s face it – bad wine happens. Sometimes, you just do not like the wine you picked off the restaurant list or liquor store shelf. Is it too dry? Or perhaps it is too earthy? Not what you expected? Did you want the flavour profile of some other brand? That is your fault.