“Plastics, like polystyrene or model aeroplane glue”
Certified wine flavour standard used to train professional wine tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of plastics character.
Styrene imparts a plastic character to wine, reminiscent of polystyrene. It is associated with storage of wines in plastic cooperage or plastic-lined transport containers. Residual styrene monomer in such containers can migrate into wine during storage to impart this taint.
Food grade | free from sensory impurities | extensively tested | safe to smell and taste.