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Faults in Wine

Today, I was asked an interesting question: How does one learn to recognize faults in wine? Fortunately, this is a million-dollar question with a $119-dollar answer – the 12-Aroma Faults Kit at This affordable wine faults kit is a great tool for anyone who wishes to learn how to sniff out faulty aromas in wines.

Why Do You Need an Aroma Faults Kit?

It is said that approximately 8% of all wines are faulty, yet less than 1% is returned at the point of purchase. There are two main reasons for this. First, there are those who drink faulty wine without noticing the fault or without being able to pinpoint the particular fault. Second, there are those who drink faulty wine, notice the fault, but do not bother returning the wine bottle.

The wine faults kit will teach you how to recognize faulty wine aromas. With practice, you will be able to determine whether or not a certain wine has a faulty aroma. You will also be able to recognize the particular type of faulty aroma present. You can therefore demand a replacement every time you are served faulty wine; thus, you’ll never have to drink faulty wine again.

The Wine Faults Kit

The wine faults kit is used the world over by winemakers, sommeliers, wine lovers, and some of the best wine schools like UC Davis that offer a wine education program. The 12-Aroma Wine Faults Kit, in particular, will teach you the 12 most commonly found faulty scents in wines. It also comes with a booklet that explains how these faulty aromas occur and how you can avoid or rectify them.

I must warn you; the faults kit does not smell good. It has the scents of vegetal, rotten apple, vinegar, glue, soap, sulfur, rotten egg, onion, cauliflower, horse, moldy-earth, and cork. Indeed; a faults kit session will never be mistaken for aromatherapy.

I highly recommend the faults kit to anyone who loves wines. It is definitely a worthy investment. The next time you are in a restaurant and detect a faulty aroma in your wine, you can call up the waiter or sommelier – should they have one – and you will be able to explain your concern in great and specific detail. This way, you can get a new, fault-free bottle of wine.

Important faulty wine tip: Should you detect the vegetal fault in your wine, change your wine order altogether. The vegetal fault occurs at harvest and, most likely, the entire batch of that vintage from that particular winemaker will be faulty.