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The Interwinery Analysis Group (IWAG) has awarded Penfolds Nuriootpa Laboratory the ‘Patrick Iland Laboratory of the Year’.

This annual award recognises the best performing laboratory in the IWAG proficiency testing program and was presented at the recent IWAG AGM.

The award is open to all IWAG members and is judged solely on laboratory performance across a number of core analyses.

Of all the contestants, Penfolds Nuriootpa demonstrated the most consistent results of all laboratories across the year.

 

To be eligible the laboratory must have entered results in all six rounds of proficiency testing for: free SO2, total SO2, pH; titratable acidity (pH 8.2) and alcohol.

Of all the contestants, Penfolds Nuriootpa demonstrated the most consistent results of all laboratories across the year.

The prize is named after Dr Patrick Iland OAM, who is well known in the Australian wine industry for his teaching, public speaking and writing of books on laboratory methods.

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The naming of the award recognises Iland’s outstanding contributions to continued improvement and pursuit of excellence in wine and grape analysis and his collaboration with the Interwinery Analysis Group.

For more information please contact Dr Eric Wilkes, Chairperson of the Interwinery Analysis Group on: chairperson@interwinery.com.au OR visit: http://www.interwinery.com.au

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