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Brian55

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  • Mosti Mondiale - First digit is last digit of year, next 2 are the month and the last 2 is the day. 50807 = August 7, 2015
  • RJ Spagnols - First 4 digits are the year, next 2 are the month and the last 2 is the day. 20150807 = August 7, 2015
  • Winexpert - First 2 digits is the batch number. Next 3 represent the number of days into the year. The next 2 is the year and the last 4 is where the kit was in the run. 04 219 15 0252 = August 7, 2015, 4th batch of the day and 252nd kit in the run.
  • Cellar Craft & Vineco - Ignore the first 5 digits. First digit of the next four is the last digit of the year, while the next 3 represent the number of days into the year. The last grouping of 4 is where the kit was in the run. 03333 5219 0252 = August 7, 2015 and 252nd kit in the run.
 

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Just started up a Winexpert WV Australian GSM with a date code of 50883 8022 0409, which seems to match the Vineco format!
 

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I had to find and re-read my original post today, as I had forgotten how to read the Cellar Craft date code. :d
 

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I just received a shipment from Midwest Supplies including a Master Vintner Winemaker's Reserve Pinot Noir Wine Kit with a batch number of 20181204. I'm fairly confident in assuming that this batch number translates directly to a manufacturer's kit assembly date of December 4, 2018, but am not 100% sure. Does anyone else know for certain?
 

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Does anyone have an update on the "revised" WE code? All of my labels have 13 digits, but the reference above is for 11 digits.
 

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RJS has changed their date code slightly.

Super Tuscan label is the old version.

Amarone label is new version.

Very similar.
I assume the 20.06.30 is June 30, 2020.20201001_151908.jpg20201001_151746.jpg
 

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Most of these principals of date coding also apply to grocery store items as well. I worked as a receiver in a grocery warehouse for many years. The 4 digit code is a 'Julian date', and is often used as a production date format. BB or Exp. is pretty self-explanatory, but if they give you a production date, when does it expire? We had 'cheat sheets', but the consumer does not! Reach to the back, and get the newest product!
 
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