What, exactly, is TCA? In a word: trouble. If you spend any time drinking wine, you're bound to encounter this nasty chemical compound. It's trichloroanisole, a substance that causes wine to exhibit what are colloquially referred to as "corky" smells and flavors.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 2003.
Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!
Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions