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VingDirect announced the launch of its tasting room benchmarking dashboard tool. The automated online tool downloads data directly from wineries’ POS systems and is accessible from any computer or mobile device with internet access. Wineries can use the tool to gauge tasting room activity as compared to other VingDirect member wineries as well as track specific criteria such as annual taster count, state, county, AVA and average retail bottle price. Details: vingdirect.com
Napa, CA, December 9, 2013—Free Flow Wines, the pioneer of premium wine on tap, today announced that the company has installed two new innovative systems to help the company meet the increase in demand for their wine kegging services, while continuing to decrease the carbon footprint of the wine industry. Free Flow Wines recently installed the first automated wine kegging line in North America and a state-of-the-art water reclamation system that recycles 99 percent of all water used by the company. Both systems are installed in their new headquarters in Napa, California.
Dec. 9, 2013 - NORFOLK, Neb. -- Norfolk, Nebraska, USA, ThermoKeeper thermal protective packaging liners are specifically designed for temperature control and protection of mail order shipments of chocolates, smoked meat, seafood, pies and cakes, wine, cosmetics, pharma, pet meds and other temperature sensitive payloads. The patented cotton enhanced insulating materials used in all ThermoPod products offer soft cushioning thermal protection. The packaging, post-use, is disposable by the customer as ordinary household trash.
HEALDSBURG, CA, December 5, 2013 — Modern Cooperage president Jon Roleder announced that Metro Label is now the company’s exclusive West Coast distributor, covering California, Oregon, Washington and Canada. “Metro Label is a forward thinking company and shares our vision for bringing innovative technologies to the wine industry,” said Roleder. Their wealth of contacts and relationships with more than 500 wineries will facilitate distribution of Modern Cooperage barrel systems.”
WS Packaging Group Inc. has expanded its digital printing capabilities across its nationwide network of 21 printing facilities with the recent installation of two new HP Indigo WS6600 presses. The new presses were installed at the Algoma, Wisconsin, and Fullerton, California, facilities.
MODESTO, Calif. (December 3, 2013) – G3 Enterprises Label division recently earned two awards at the annual Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute Convention (TLMI) in San Antonio, Texas. The company’s label division won first place honors in the Flexo Wine and Spirits category for the E&J Brandy XO label and won second place honors for its McManis Family Vineyard 2012 Viognier label.
Sonoma County-based M.A. Silva USA has been named Best Cork Supplier 2013 by the North Bay Business Journal; which is home to the latest business and wine industry news in Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties. The judges based the award criteria on what clients and supporters put down in the survey when nominating; such as excellent quality corks, customer service and executive leadership skills. North Bay Business Journal is quoted to say, "M.A. Silva received a lot of nominations, and has a lot of fans out there!"
Regular wine drinkers under 35 with relatively high incomes and an interest in wine now account for a quarter of the total spend on wine in the UK, as older consumers rein in both spending and drinking habits, according to the Wine Intelligence UK Portraits 2014 Report, published today.
Raleigh, North Carolina – Wine has two industries: one is industrial, efficient, & typically inexpensive (retail market) and the other is romantic, less efficient & more expensive (auction market). To better illuminate these two industries for the consumer, Wine-Searcher.com and TrueBottle.com have joined forces to present powerful and practical historical wine price information side-by-side on Wine-Searcher’s Details, Scores & Price History webpage. For prominent French & Napa Valley wines with auction records, casual wine drinkers and well-informed wine collectors alike will now have full access to the current trend in the marketplace.
The young and growing Hispanic population of the United States will become increasingly important to the wine industry over the next few decades, according to a new report published today by Wine Intelligence.
Santa Rosa, CA – VingDirect announced the launch of their tasting room benchmarking dashboard tool. Exclusive to VingDirect winery members and the first of its kind in the wine industry, the automated online tool downloads data directly from wineries’ POS systems and is accessible from any computer or mobile device with internet access.
Italian packaging supplier Brentapack Srl., launched its new IDCORK anti-counterfeit system at the SIMEI exhibition in Milan, Italy in November. The system uses the unique structure of each cork as a bar code to ensure the authenticity of bottles. After pulling a cork, the user scans it with a smartphone with the IDCORK app to verify it’s identity. Once the cork is identified, the IDCORK system can also provide information on the wine as well as link to the winery website. Details: idcork.com
DeltaTRAK released a new temperature recorder designed to monitor and record temperatures during transit. The new recorder features a case with improved air circulation for more accurate temperature measurement. Serial numbers on every unit provide traceability, and the unit is designed to stop measuring temperature at the end of each trip. Recorders can monitor five to 90 day periods. Details: deltatrak.com
Key Technology unveiled its new VitiSort sorter table for wine grapes. The compact system employs a patent-pending MOG removal system that uses a shaker table and optical sorting with an integral juice recovery system. VitiSort is intended for wineries producing 5,000 to 50,000 cases per year and can sort up to 5 tons of grapes per hour. After passing along a vibratory sorter table, grapes fall through an optical scanner that activates airjets shooting out jacks and other unwanted material. Details: key.net


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