You open a bottle of wine but you realize that it is corked! What are the solutions? There are several options available to you to try to save a corked wine. Don't throw your bottle into the sink without trying to save it!
A wine is said to be corked when the cork of the cork gives a musty smell to the wine, cork dust, or wet soil. If you have any doubts you can feel the part of the cork that was in contact with the wine. If you smell the same smell, chances are that the wine will actually be corked. At the tasting you will also feel that the wine tastes like wet cardboard. Sometimes it takes a few minutes to detect this taste. You don't always feel at the first sip that a wine is corked. The more minutes pass, the more you will feel it. Some people detect faster than others that a wine is corked.
There may be different reasons for a wine to be corked:
There are solutions to reduce corkiness but you will not find a miracle solution and sometimes some methods do not improve the taste of the wine but make it worse. So it's not very reliable. It is also important to know that a completely corked wine is irrecoverable and above all undrinkable. Nevertheless, here are some solutions that could help you:
Otherwise there is no real solution to save a corked wine. However, it should not be thrown in the sink, if a wine is not too corked it can be reused in sauce to cook a good dish. To mask this corked taste, long-cooked dishes are the most suitable, such as beef bourguignon for example. A wine that is too corked, even in willow. This is not recoverable.