Entries by VintessentialAdmin

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The Vintessential ChemWell Discrete Analysers

By now, you may have heard that Vintessential Laboratories have their very own range of Discrete Analysers  – the easiest way to automatically perform all your enzymatic testing needs.  Our two units, The ChemWell and the Chemwell-T are manufactured in the USA. ChemWell technology is trusted across the globe, and is found in many types of laboratories, including medical […]

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Free Tasting of Final Touch Mannoproteins

Let us help you compare the influence and impact of mannoproteins in your wine. Call in and see us at our counter to undertake some benchtop trials with Final Touch TONIC. We will provide the wine and Final Touch TONIC; you can provide the feedback and the opportunity to try a free sample on your own […]

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Become an Alchemist

Alchemy I and II yeasts blends were the first products on the market to combine two yeasts in the one pack. The strains were specifically chosen after extensive research to enhance the wine aroma based on the metabolic interaction between specific yeast strains present in the blend. Alchemy I and II are now widely used […]

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A Whiff of Brett in a Barrel, Gelatinous Blobs in Wine and Caustic Gin – Testing Times – August 2017

Vintessential Laboratories are dedicated to helping our winery customers discover winemaking problems early, understand them, and then fix them. At our five laboratories around Australia we test hundreds of samples every week, so there’s hardly a problem we haven’t seen. Every month we bring you some of the recent problems that have been sent to […]

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Fizzing Red and Tartrate Stabilisation – Testing Times – June 2017

This month – Red Wine Fizzing and Tartrate Stabilisation with CMC Vintessential Laboratories are dedicated to helping our winery customers discover winemaking problems early, understand them, and then fix them. At our five laboratories around Australia we test hundreds of samples every week, so there’s hardly a problem we haven’t seen. Every month we bring you […]

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Obscuration, Unsatisfactory Bentonite and Sulfur Dioxide Strikes Again! – Testing Times May 2017

Introduction This month we look at some more curly issues we’ve received in the lab. Helping to solve them has involved some intricacies of testing and we’ve had to call upon our many years’ experience in sorting out some of these problems in our own laboratories. Sulfur dioxide test problems – again!        Many wineries do […]

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Testing gives results

Greg Howell Vintessential Laboratories Introduction Some, but by no means all, samples we receive in our laboratories cause quite a bit of interest for us and quite some angst for our winemaker clients. These samples and how they are tested can present some interesting case studies in what can go wrong in the winemaking process. […]

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Problem wines we've recently seen…

Greg Howell Introduction As a wine consulting laboratory business, now with labs in five States of Australia, we deal with many wineries and many thousands of wines every year. Most of these wines are of good quality; however a very small minority have some issues that need our help. Our job is to investigate what […]

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Safety considerations in your wine lab this vintage

Greg Howell Vintessential Laboratories Vintessential has built and opened three new wine testing laboratories in the past year – in Orange New South Wales, Hobart Tasmania and the Margaret River region of Western Australia. If our experience is any guide, your lab may be working outside the requirements of the appropriate Australian Standards! A winery […]