The Art of Tasting Wine with James Flewellen: Wine Diamonds

by James Flewellen Wine Diamonds in White Wine There are a number of legitimate reasons for sending a wine back at a restaurant: the wine could be oxidised, be contaminated by ‘cork taint’, suffer from excess volatile acidity, or have unpleasant Brettanomyces aromas. One common cause for complaint, however, is the presence of tartrate crystals or ‘wine diamonds’.

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