Monthly Archives: September 2008

Filtering to preserve your assets

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I had the opportunity to tour a company that manufactures filtration systems for the wine industry. Their system removes impurities which can cause the destruction of the wine and make it worthless. I was fascinated by the complexity of the machinery and surprised at its portability. Their systems are a huge benefit to the wine industry and especially to small producers because it frees them from having to invest a significant amount of cash into limited-use equipment. Instead, a vintner …

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Five Ways a Blind Tasting is Like an Audit

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As I was visiting with a customer and watching a hospitality employee walk us through the steps of a blind wine tasting, it occurred to me that there are some similarities between the tasting process and how we work as auditors.

1. You apply the smell test

Wine Tasting – you sniff the wine in the glass, and inhale the aroma. The smell influences the taste of the wine.

Audit – you apply the “smell test” to transactions to see if the substance …

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