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back-up-bottle, reference bottle, second bottle (GB)

Name (also back-up bottle, second bottle, sample bottle) especially for professional wine reviews provided wine bottles for a possible counter-sample (counter sample). Should be suspected of a bottle failure such as a corked If necessary, a counter-bottle (possibly a second one) can be opened immediately and tasted for comparison. That can give precise information about whether or not there is a wine faults refers only to a specific bottle and this at the wine review to take into account. The phenomenon that quality differences can exist from bottle to bottle for the same wine is called bottles variance,

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