The initial documents (1), drawn up in conjunction with professionals in the wine sector, enabled us to better understand the needs of producers of high quality sparkling wine.
To respond to the constraints and problems of QSWPSR capping, it was important that all material and equipment producers can supply and guarantee specifications and guidelines in order to ensure successful capping, filling and shipping and to respect required storage and transport conditions.
Although apparently a very simple operation, effective corking has to be regularly checked throughout the process, as quality and the protection of the product’s initial value cannot be left to chance. Flexibility in the composition of the work group has enabled us to call on different experts and specialists of the closure process to throw light on different problems.
Two complementary concerns prevailed in this work:
- Suppliers’ obligations to state not only what materials have been used but also provide information regarding the entire closure process and its limitations, as covered by interprofessional agreements
- Drawing up a set of structured and recognised quality guidelines that provide a fundamental tool to respond to the needs of quality assurance. Although the obligation to inform is already included in product specifications, providing information on their application must also be provided.
All the groundwork - conformity of supplies, conditions of use, limitations and necessary verifications – has to be done for quality assurance to be ensured. This guide will also help in diagnosing any eventual problems.
- Update 03/09/2020