If you ordered “Everything You Wanted to Know about Wine Bottling,” a 3-part webinar series presented by winemaking and wine QA/QC expert, Zoran Ljepović, you may have noted that he indicates it takes at least 8 to 12 weeks to bottle a wine. How can that be?! What is “Pre-Bottling?” Pre-bottling, the set of operations […]
Are you taking adequate fermentation records?
Having adequate detail in an easy-to-navigate record keeping format allows winemakers to: quickly see past decisions, evaluate which treatments were effective for various wines, and assess general inventory needs on a regular basis. While the use of wine production software systems are often helpful, many winemakers strive to take good notes on the cellar floor. […]
Employee Training Record Templates Released on dgwinemaking.com
Many wineries may have been engaged in the current discussion related to the Food Safety and Modernization Act (or FSMA, pronounced “Fis-mah”) and how it relates to regulatory changes affecting wineries. As a brief background, the enactment of FSMA changed the focus of FDA food regulation from reacting to food contamination or problems, and is […]