Cork Taint

The Truth about TCA
With Lisa Airey
Apr 18 2011

Summary: 

  • Discover the history of this wine taint, how it is created, how it is transferred, and how it has been eradicated.
  • Truth be told, “cork taint” is actually a misnomer. Although cork acts as a powerful sponge for this volatile aroma, cardboard, paper and other wood products carry it too!

Learn the facts. Be informed. Not every off-aroma is TCA.

Presenter: Lisa Aireya

Lisa M. Airey, FWS, CWE has thirteen years of experience selling wine at the wholesale level and in training both sales force and wait staff. She sat on the Board of Directors for the Society of Wine Educators from 1998-2004 and co-chaired the committee which launched their Certified Specialist of Wine program and authored and edited the first CSW Study Guide. She served as Education Director of the SWE before assuming the same role for WSG. She oversees all WSG educational programming.

Lisa was knighted by the French government (Order Mérite Agricole) for her contribution to French agriculture, namely the development of the French Wine Scholar Program. She is an Accredited International Bordeaux Tutor through the CIVB, a Certified Burgundy Instructor through the BIVB and a Certified Rhône Educator through Inter-Rhône. Lisa graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Language and Linguistics, Magna Cum Laude.

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