Sometimes putting a cork in it can be a good thing. It means either peace and quiet or that there’s still wine left. Unless you’ve dealing with bouchonné.

Vin bouchonné means “corked wine.” If you taste an off flavor in your wine, the chances are your wine is tainted with a little thing called trichloroanisole (TCA), caused by a fungus that grows in the cork. It causes a wet cardboard-like smell, which definitely has a negative effect on the taste. But we’re still defending the cork.

Use today’s Word of the Day: In Defense Of Cork (Screw The Screw Cap)