The first thing is to define what it means that a wine is "crushed". This expression indicates that a wine has obvious symptoms of vinegar. Technically it is known by acescence.
This situation is not very common, but can occur. Wine is a product that is alive and needs special conditions.
The acescence is a condition caused by bacteria in the presence of oxygen resulting in a wine "crushed".
Another situation in which you can find is that the wine has a slight taste of cork. Cork taint is due to Trichloroanisole (TCA), a bacteriological infection that happens a lot in cork forests.
These are the most common situations that often occur. But you can also detect a chopped wine, for example, by color: If a red wine has a rare matte color, it is a sign that does not have the right conditions for consumption. In the case of white or pink if its color has become amber off and have some flavor to beer, you should dispense with the wine.
But if at any time you open a bottle of wine stung, you do not waste your, as it can have very interesting applications:
- Wash fruits and vegetables. Like baking soda, wine can be used to wash fruits and vegetables. Alcohol dissolves impurities on the surface and kills many types of pathogens such as Salmonella and Escherichia coli.
- Remove grease stains. Nothing better to remove grease from your kitchen to the acidity of a wine chopped. It also helps remove oil stains on the floor of garages and driveways.
- Cure "bruises". An old home remedy recommended dipping a piece of bread into wine and then apply it on the bruise to help it heal faster. Indeed, the wine is rich in flavonoids, a natural antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory effect on the body.
- White to clean red. A stain caused by red wine, pour a little white on top and rub it.
- Make vinegar. You can always let nature take its course and that the time to convert the wine into vinegar. You just have to leave open the bottle at room temperature for a couple of weeks.