Ten percent off all wines are corked. That’s right, one in every 10 is ‘off’. I must say that my percentage is a lot less, perhaps less than 1%. When it happens, it’s annoying and I feel cheated. My last wine was a 2001 Spanish Rioja that I had spent a pretty penny on a few weeks ago. I opened it last night with great fanfare, only to be embarrassed by it’s poor health. I bought it in Hong Kong at a local wine merchant, no doubt they won’t be able to help. Of note, I took a bottle of Domaine Serene Evenstad back to my local wine merchant and was immediately given another. I have purchased form online retailers and only had two bottles go bad, a credit was issued to my credit card. It’s merchants like these that earn my business. So, this one will just be chalked up to bad luck. I hope your averages are as good as mine. Salut….