What is another word for corked?

Pronunciation: [kˈɔːkt] (IPA)

Corked is a term used to describe wine that has been contaminated by a chemical compound called TCA. This results in an unpleasant smell and taste, often described as resembling wet cardboard or damp basement. Synonyms for this unfortunate occurrence include 'cork taint', 'cork crumbles', 'musty' or 'moldy'. Other slang terms might include 'spoiled', 'ruined', 'off' or simply 'bad'. If you're opening a bottle of wine and have a suspicion that it might be corked, trust your senses and give it a whiff. If it doesn't smell right, it's best to avoid it altogether, as even if it's not quite corked, it may have other faults that will detract from your enjoyment of the wine.

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What are the opposite words for corked?

Corked is a term most commonly associated with wine and refers to a wine bottle that has been tainted with a chemical compound called TCA, resulting in a distorted and unpleasant taste. The opposite of corked can be described with words such as fresh, clean, pure, excellent or unaffected. For example, a wine bottle that has been opened recently and has a crisp taste can be described as fresh or excellent, whereas a wine bottle that has been stored improperly and has developed an unexpected and moldy taste can be described as corked. Other antonyms for corked include unspoiled, untainted, and perfect, all of which describe a desirable quality in wine or any other consumable substance.

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Usage examples for Corked

No use opening the main-deck hatch to-night: the vessel is cold enough even when hermetically corked."
"The Frozen Pirate"
W. Clark Russell
He was given poor food and corked wine, still he stayed, until he had provided himself with a temporary home at the house of a hunting gentleman named Puffington.
"John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1"
William Powell Frith
Anything out of a corked bottle is all right.
"Epistles-from-Pap-Letters-from-the-man-known-as-The-Will-Rogers-of-Indiana"
Durham, Andrew Everett

Famous quotes with Corked

  • Into this pour the purified juice: and put it into a pan of water come almost to a boil and continue nearly in the state of boiling until the juice is found to be the consistency of a thick syrup when cold. It is then when cold, to be corked up in a bottle for use.
    James Lind
  • There's no pleasure i' living if you're to be corked up for ever, and only dribble your mind out by the sly, like a leaky barrel.
    George Eliot

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