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Turning up the heat on 'Brett'

September 17, 2019

If you've ever had a red wine that smelled "off," like gym socks, Band-Aids, or farmyards, then you've likely encountered a wine affected by Brettanomyces bruxellensis ("Brett" for short)-a barrel-dwelling spoilage yeast that can taint the wine, often imparting undesirable aromas and flavors.