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How can people not recognize badly corked wine?

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How can people not recognize badly corked wine?

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Bkeats | | Apr 15, 2013 02:31 PM

So we were having dinner at one of the widely recognized name place in Montreal. We had ordered white wine to go with the starters. By the time the mains came, we had finished the white and my better half didn't want to drink any more so I asked about reds they had available BTG. The server went over the options, after a bit of discussion, he brought over a glass and a bottle that was half empty. He poured some for me to taste. I took a sniff, then sniffed twice and then took a wary taste. It was corked. Badly. I told the server. He quickly went to get a glass, poured and tasted, then apologized profusely. Brought another bottle, opened it and it was fine. As I drank my glass, I asked my wife how it could be that I was the first person to notice the first bottle was corked. At least 2 or 3 glasses had been served to someone who didn't know enough to question the quality of the wine. Did they just think that was the way it was supposed to taste?

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