Randox Food Diagnostics recently added a Glycerol testing kit to the growing range of products they offer wine producers. Citric and Tartaric Acid kits are slated for release in August, with Sucrose tests to follow in the fourth quarter.
“One of the biggest concerns for wine makers globally is quality,” says Janine McMullan, Business Manager at Randox Food Diagnostics’s Wine Division. “These new tests will allow winemakers to have a complete profile of the wine they are bottling.”
Randox has 30 years of experience developing diagnostic test kits for industries all over the world. They use the same strict quality control protocols for their food and wine diagnostic tests as they use for their clinical products.
“We have an extremely thorough start-to-finish process, so we can ensure the quality and accuracy of our kits before they reach the customer,” says McMullan. “A dedicated Research and Development team continues to expand our range of tests to give winemakers a complete profile of their wine, and in doing so ensure the quality of their final product.”
The need for timely and accurate information is one thing that most wineries have in common. McMullan gives the example of a winery client in Europe.
“Running the Acetic Acid kit on Randox’s RX monza gave the winery accurate results at point of testing, which meant they had the up to date and accurate information in order to make the correct decisions at the time they needed to be made. Prior to this they were sending all their samples to a local lab for testing, and decisions affecting the quality of their wine had to wait for results to get back.”
Randox Food Diagnostics offers both the semi-automated RX monza wine analyzer for in-house testing and the fully automated RX monaco, an efficient, cost-effective upgrade.
Randox listens to the unique needs of their winery customers from across the globe and aims to meet those needs by continually developing new tests. McMullan recommends asking these questions before investing in in-house analysis.
- How many samples do we send to an external lab per day/week/month/year?
- How much are we paying per test, in total?
- Are we cutting back on sending out important analyses because of price?
- What is the turnaround time for results? Would we benefit from the ability to make faster decisions?
- Do we have the staffing, space, and expertise to bring our analysis in-house?
- What is our expected return on investment?
McMullan concludes, “Randox products are straightforward enough for anyone to use and come with a full package of training and support, so there’s no need for specialist expertise. If you need assistance in answering any of the above questions please feel free to contact us.”