The continuing search for the best way to seal the bottle
Eleanor & Ray Heald
January 18, 2008
worse issue with TCA [the chief cause of cork taint is the presence of 2,4,6-trichloroanisole or TCA] is that the compound may exist in a wine at a subliminal level, such that the fruit character of the wine is killed, resulting in a 'dull' wine that has no redeeming graces," Vare notes. "In this case, the consumer does not recognize the 'corked' issue but instead blames the producer. Enter Vare Vineyards. As a brand new winery offering a variety of wines [such as] Ribolla Gialla - that few people have heard of, let alone tried - we cannot afford the exposure to TCA in a subliminal situation."