American Vineyard Foundation Study of Group Soaks as a TCA Screening Tool

Screening natural corks by their releasable TCA : Does it Work? Presented by Eric Herve PhD, ETS Laboratories - Sponsored by the AVF - APCOR Cork Seminar - June 2006 - St. Helena CA

Summary: Demonstrated that group cork soaks accurately portray the average of the individual corks. Further showed that these average scores can are closely related to TCA concentration in bottled wines. Summarizes that group cork soaks are a valid QC tool. Illustrates that low TCA Bales produced very small percentages of cork taint in bottled wine.