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Related to corkiness: quirkiness


adj. cork·i·er, cork·i·est
1. Of or resembling cork.
2. Informal Lively; buoyant.

cork′i·ness n.
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the state of being corky
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Good wine is granted similar privileges, and these can be revoked if a disharmony such as corkiness is introduced.
The level of obviously corked wines may be small but a greater percentage of wines that have lost their flavours due to slight corkiness go unaccounted for.