US oenology professor claims cork-related TCA a thing of the past

July 2009
Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Journal;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports that trichloroanisole (TCA), most often related with cork taint, is no longer a major concern for both winemaker and consumer. An oenology professor Dr. Christian Butzke states, after reviewing thousands of U.S. and international wines submitted to the Indy International Wine Competition, that cork has achieved a performance rating more than 99%. He added that finally the pressure has begun to change fundamentally an instituted and traditional industry.


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