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CHICAGO WINE JOURNAL: If it smells like a wet pooch, dump that puppy

Apr 8, 2015 – 7:50 am
This is what the smell of 'corked' wine looks like.

Mulling Wine: When you put your nose into a glass of wine and get an “off” smell, something more suggestive of a wet dog than fruit, chances are you’re holding a corked wine. If you think that first whiff is bad, just wait 20 minutes. It only gets worse. Before elaborating on what “corked” is, let’s get straight what it is not. It is not bits of cork floating around in your glass.