We had a wonderful dinner party last night. It was perfect except for one thing … I poured a wine into a glass; and it smelled like a wet dog, soggy cardboard and mildewed wool!
I tried not to panic knowing I had other red wines we could open. But I had been saving this wine and really wanted to share this bottle with friends. I smelled again … same smell. I grabbed another glass poured a small taste … no smells! Same wine … different glasses.
I learned a lesson I am always preaching … soap and detergents even in minuscule amounts on a wine glass can completely change the aromas of wine. Looks like no more cheating with the dishwasher, and I am back to hand washing all my glasses in hot water.