Have you ever tasted a wine at a restaurant and thought that something was not quite right, but you can’t put your finger on it? What do you smell?

  • Nothing?
  • Wet dog?
  • Damp cardboard?
  • Cauliflower?
  • Roasted nuts?

What does it all mean?! Does your wine have a fault?


My Wine is “Off” — Checking the Health of Your Wine

Sometimes you taste and wine and it’s awful. Undrinkable! It could be that you really don’t like that style of wine or that particular winery’s version of it. It could also be that the wine is unhealthy — it’s faulted, or as most people say it’s “off.”

There are some common faults that can occur in the wine that have nothing to do with personal preference. You can asses the health of a wine by smelling and/or tasting the wine and recognizing certain tell-tale signs that the wine is unhealthy or “off.”

The boys at Vinomofo have done a bang up job in this video which will help you to detect the faults you smell or taste in the wine you’re drinking.


Video: Wine Faults, Vinomofo TV Episode 14


About VinoMoFo

“We created the ’Fo in a little garage in Adelaide back in 2011, and in just over 7 years we’ve grown to a tribe of over 500,000 wine loving mofos around the world. And it’s quite fun.We love wine, and we wanted to build a place we thought we’d love to buy wine from, and hang out with other people who love wine. This has become our mission. UNITE A TRIBE WITH OUR LOVE OF WINE, AND FOOD, AND THIS ADVENTURE CALLED LIFE. BE PROUD OF WHAT WE DO, AND OUR IMPACT ON THE WORLD.”


Here’s your chance to learn more about the health of your wine by checking out these common wine faults: