Compounds & Taints

Compounds refer to the various elements within wine that contribute to characteristics and flavor profiles, like tannins, acids and minerals. The "Compounds & Taints" tag covers these and various kinds of taints they can produce.



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Natural Polyphenols in Red Wine Contribute to a Healthy Heart


Red wine’s most outstanding health claim, over the years, is the heart-healthy benefits of high levels of polyphenols. Also referred to as...

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Does Your Wine Smell Like Rotten Eggs


The rotten egg smell in wine is caused by sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. It can be removed by..... The reduction problem of rotten...

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Drying Out: How to Tell When a Wine is 'Over the Hill'


When wines that were produced to be consumed young are aged for too long (exact time period varies depending on the wine, but think 2 - 3...

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How Long Does Wine Last After Opening? A Guide to Wine Preservation


Some wines are more susceptible to oxidation than others. Pinot Noir, for example, is highly sensitive and prone to quicker oxidation. An...