Rathfinny Wine Estate

Light Strike


Some years ago when studying wine making at Plumpton College I read about Light Strike. It’s a wine fault that’s been known about for some time and it’s the reason why we chose to bottle our wine in dark, antique green coloured bottles.  Now we hear that a certain supermarket is planning to do something about it and will soon stop stocking wine in clear glass bottles. So is light ruining wines?

There are several common wine faults, the most talked about is cork spoilage. This affects about one bottle in

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