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Testing Times March 18

Feb 2018

Smoke taint concerns from February bushfire in Orange

(Image Credit: Christina Bos)

Our NSW manager, Christina Bos, knew it was a bad sign for the local wine industry when she saw the columns of smoke rising off Mt Canobolas from her front veranda in Orange one weekend…

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Testing Times Feb 2018

Feb 2018

Chinese Exports requirements  

We receive many requests for a variety of tests for wines destined for China. These vary amongst clients and we often find that we are doing special tests for some exporters and not others. Added to this are some unusual tests that have…

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Testing Times Jan 2018

Dec 2017

MLF and holidays

Would you think there is a connection between vacations and malo-lactic fermentation (MLF)? Here is an example of such a connection.

Recently we received a problem sample of wine that had not completed MLF. The winemaker, who had been away for a winter holiday, had added a large dose…

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