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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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...

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How to Recognize Wine Flaws and Faults


When we use the term oxidized, what we mean to say is that it has been exposed to an exceptional amount of oxygen. An oxidized wine can be...

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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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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...