10 Smells of a Wine Gone Bad
Most wine drinkers have probably had this happen: You have some friends or family over, and you have brought a bottle of wine for the occasion, or know you have ‘that bottle’ in the cupboard that you are going to pull out.
Opening it, you pour a glass for yourself and your guests. Whether they have started drinking it or not, if you stick your nose in for a sniff and think *wait a second…* or have someone pipe up and say; “Um, I think this wine is off...”
This situation is annoying. Dramatic? Yes. Money down the drain? Also, yes. What makes this situation even more horrifying, is when this bottle of wine was expensive and you were saving it for a special occasion.
Wine can be such a beautiful drinking experience, but knowing when your wine has made a turn for the worse, is a reality we must face, that wine is after all, a perishable. The great news is that before drinking that wine that has gone bad, it has to pass the 'smell test'. This allows you to pick up on whether it has gone off before you consume it.
The Smells of a Wine Gone Bad
There are a number of distinct smell that indicate that there is a definitive fault in the wine and it would probably be wisest for you not to drink. Below are the 10 smells of a wine gone bad.