Laboratory Assessment & Training Services
Instruments are designed to always give you a number.
How do you know those numbers are right?
Most wineries are capable of performing at least basic analyses during the production process. Regardless of the scope of the lab, winemakers need to have a firm understanding of the capabilities of their in-house methods. What is the accuracy and precision of each method? What is the cost per analysis? Do I have adequate Quality Control systems in place to ensure confidence in the numbers? Core Enology can help answer these questions. The assessment sessions are also great opportunities to train/refresh staff on in-house methods and good laboratory practices.
What's involved in a typical Laboratory Assessment & Training session?
Example Laboratory Assessment Agenda
Quality Assurance Management Services
Who is your Quality Assurance Manager?
Larger wineries have the luxury of hiring a Quality Assurance manager to monitor and manage product quality throughout the production process. The Core Enology services are shared across a group of wineries allowing cost-effective access to Quality Assurance management services. To facilitate ongoing quality assurance inthe winery, the Core Enology model creates a standardized production process framework for clients that includes:
- Production process timelines
- HACCP-based production process diagrams
- Written standard operating procedures
- Production process checklists
- Supply ordering and preventive maintenance calendars
- Employee orientation and training programs
Laboratory Quality Assurance
The laboratory QA frameworks created for clients help ensure that every result generated in the lab is accurate. This involves writing Standard Operating Procedures, implementing quality control samples, and periodically running comparisons against an independent analytical lab like ETS Laboratories. Core Enology clients also have access to instrument installation, training, and troubleshooting services.
More information about the Quality Assurance services can be found in Frequently Asked Questions
or contact Core Enology.