The end of corked wine??

Sun 15 May 2005

A French biochemist Gerard Michel claims to have invented a 'Dream Taste' remedy kit for corked wine.

By pouring a 75cl bottle of corked wine into Dream Taste's glass carafe and then adding a bunch of plastic grapes - made from copoylmer - Michel claims that the molecules of TCA (trichloroanisole) present in corked wine are extracted from the wine and it is restored to its original taste. The process can take from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on how badly the wine is corked. A new bunch of grapes must be used each time, at a cost of around 3.50 (5 Euros).

French based Tasting International will launch Dream Taste from 1 June, although a UK launch date for the product has yet to be confirmed.


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