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Wine Myths…Busted: Do Aromas/Flavors of “Barnyard” and “Dirt” Indicate a Wine to be Bad?

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A Guide to Wine Faults – Brettanomyces

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Brettanomyces [Breht-tan-uh-my-sees] Brettanomyces (or “Brett” if you want to sound like you know what you’re talking about) is a yeast that is found on grape skins, in barrels and in the winery itself. Brett can be found mainly in red … Continue reading

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This Week In Wine–12/4/12

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    Fighting the Funk in Funky Wine Scientists in Australia have sequenced the Brettanomyces genome – a breakthrough that will ‘future-proof’ the industry against spoilage by the yeast organism known as brett. Brett is widely know to spoil wine … Continue reading

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