Defective corks: let’s run some numbers!

Every day 1 million bottles of wine are thrown out because they have defective corks. This translates into 360 million a year for every 12 billion corked bottles.

In fact, the smell of cork still occurs in 3-5% of the total production of wines sealed with single-piece corks due to a substance known as TCA (trichloroanisole). This defect was completely overcome by a new generation of alternative cork.