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Wine Flaws: Brett

Brettanomyces, also know as Brett, can be a wine’s worst nightmare. Brett is a yeast species that contaminates wine and damages the fermentation process. Brett can become evident in flavors described as manure, sweaty farm animal, Band-Aid and burnt plastic. At low levels it can offer spicy characters, but as the levels increase it can ruin a wine.

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