Stick to the Schedule, it's not Rocket Science
Yalumba technical manager Geoff Linton is all about harmony in wine production but is the first to admit things sometimes get a little heated--and always caught in the middle is the laboratory. Late delivery can set the dominoes falling all the way to the retail counter unless people keep their cool.
by Geoff Linton
Jun 2014 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Reprinted with Permission from the Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower and Winemaker. This article first appeared in their October 2013 issue. It’s fair to say at times the relationship between lab and bottling can become somewhat “stressed” as the laboratory bottling approval process is the last stage in the wine preparation activity before release to bottling. Last-minute bottling program changes or late preparation of wine can lead to quickly rearranged laboratory...
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