Wines & Vines Home
   
 
Welcome Guest
LOGIN |  CREATE ACCOUNT
 
 

Product News

 

New Winery and Vineyard Developments

September 2013
 
by Wines & Vines staff
 
 
New NOPA test kit by Randox
Randox Food Diagnostics is offering a new NOPA test kit for the 2013 harvest. Randox claims its new assay offers the widest ranges in the market: It has a minimum detectable concentration of 5.1 mgN/L and is linear up to a concentration of 500 mgN/L. Test results are ready within seven minutes. Details: randoxfooddiagnostics.com.

Improved wireless data loggers
Lascar Electronics released three improved wireless data-logging sensors. The EL-WiFi-T+ is a temperature-only device with ±0.2°F (±0.1°C) temperature accuracy. The EL-WiFi-TH+ is a temperature and humidity data logger with a ±0.4°F (±0.2°C) temperature accuracy and humidity accuracy of ±1.8%. The EL-WiFi-TP+ is a temperature-only data logger with external thermistor probe and a ±0.2°F (±0.1°C) temperature accuracy. The units have WiFi capability and integrated displays. Details: lascarelectronics.com.

New piston pump for drums
Graco Inc. unveiled its new SaniForce 2:1 piston pump, which is designed to transfer liquids from drums and bins. The pump can handle low- to medium-viscosity liquids and can be inserted through a standard bunghole. Flow capacity ranges from 1.5 gpm at 60 cpm to 2.5 gpm at 100 cpm. Details: graco.com.

VinPerfect offers new options
Screwcap closure manufacturer VinPerfect released two new closure liners providing what it claims are distinct and reliable oxygen-transfer rates. The company reports its “medium plus” liner is designed for red wines that require slightly more oxygen in the bottle, and the “light” option is good for wines made “with the intention of being more approachable while still young.” Details: vinperfect.com.

Gamajet releases limited edition ‘XXX’ tank washer
To celebrate its 30 years of supplying the wine industry, Gamajet released a limited edition “XXX” large tank washer. The tank washer employs Gamajet’s rotary impingement system, which combines pressure and flow to create high-impact cleaning jets. Details: gamajet.com.

VinNOW software updated
Update Software Inc. launched the latest version of its VinNOW software system to manage direct-to-consumer wine sales. The new version includes functions to help manage tasting room activity, wine shipping and wine clubs. Updates include a complete ShipCompliant integration to streamline the compliance and shipping processes. Details: vinnow.com.

Coravin wine-dispensing system
The new Coravin System is designed to enable users to pull a taste or a glass of wine from a bottle without removing the cork. The unit employs a hollow needle that pierces the foil and cork of a wine bottle. Once the needle is inserted, the Coravin dispenses argon gas to pressurize the bottle and essentially act like a miniature barrel-racking device. After the needle is removed, the pierced cork reseals itself, and the remaining wine is preserved under a layer of argon. Details: coravin.com.

Transparent tank stave
Seguin Moreau unveiled transparent Plexiglas staves that offer a view into the fermentation process conducted in oak tanks. The cooper developed the staves for Château Mouton Rothschild in France as part of the Premier Grand Cru winery’s cellar renovation that was completed this year. Seguin Moreau reports it provided the winery with 44 vats, each fitted with two of the transparent staves. Details: seguinmoreaunapa.com.

Versatron case packer
Standard Knapp’s Versatron case packer with lowering head offers a “fully programmable pick-and-place motion” that can achieve positive placement to the bottom of each case. The lowering head module can be equipped with various gripper heads to provide “safe, consistent, damage-free placement of products into each case with zero drop.” Depending on the size of the product, the lowering head can operate at 30 cycles per minute. Details: standard-knapp.com.

New configurations for metering pump
Moyno’s metering pump is now available in bare shaft, close-coupled and motorized configurations. According to product information, the bare shaft configuration is a good option for applications requiring a separate drive. The close-coupled configuration permits buyers to add their own motor, gear motor or variable speed drive, and the motorized configuration is the most compact model, which also comes with AC and DC variable speed drives. Details: moyno.com.

New closure by Supercap
Italian closure manufacturer Supercap Srl. released its “Nature” synthetic cork, which it claims offers the design and appearance of natural cork with the “qualitative advantage” of a synthetic. The company worked with sommelier Luca Gardini to develop a product that “protects all organoleptic aspects” of a wine until it’s uncorked. Details: supercap.it.

 
SHARE »
Close
 
Currently no comments posted for this article.
 
 
SEE OTHER EDITIONS OF THIS COLUMN ï¿½ CURRENT COLUMN ARTICLES »


 
Wines & Vines Home
 
866.453.9701 | 415.453.9700 | Fax: 415.453.2517
65 Mitchell Blvd., Ste. A San Rafael, CA 94903
info@winesandvines.com
Wine Industry Metrics
 
Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
August 2014 $558 million
5%
$7,613 million
6%
August 2013 $531 million $7,167 million
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
August 2014 $78 million
17%
$1,686 million
10%
August 2013 $67 million $1,530 million
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
August 2014 218
12%
224
19%
August 2013 194 189
     
 
MORE » Released on 09.15.2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Practical Winery & Vineyard Library
 
Search the PWV archive »
 
 

Direct To Consumer
Wine Shipping Report
2014
 
Download full report »
 
 

CALENDAR
  • September 18-21
     
    Euphoria
     
  • September 22-23
     
    Wine Industry Financial Symposium
     
  • September 23-24
     
    Experimental Design and Chemometrics for Chemists
     
  • September 27
     
    Red Mountain AVA Block Party
     
  • MORE »
 

READER COMMENTS
 
Article: New York OKs Out-of-State Grapes »
 
If the resultant wine, using out of state juice,bears the "American" on the label, I...
Reader: Guest
 
Article: Financial Impact of Napa Quake Rising »
 
I still think the numbers are low and don't include legal fees. Section 165 was...
Reader: Guest
 
Article: Tasting the Effects of Wine Closures »
 
In addition to oxidation of somee of the SO2, post-bottling chemical changes are a continuation...
Reader: Guest
 
Article: Tasting the Effects of Wine Closures »
 
I agree with the 14:46 post. I have switched to screwcap on most of my...
Reader: Chris Baker
 
Article: Tasting the Effects of Wine Closures »
 
What I have found in the past between the type of closures is this. A)...
Reader: Guest
 
 


Directory/Buyer's Guide — Your Wine Industry Marketplace
 
 
WINERY SEARCH
 
 
Advanced Search »
SUPPLIER SEARCH
   by Product
 by Company Name or Brand
 
Browse by Category »
2014 Directory/Buyer's Guide
The Wines & Vines Directory and Buyer's Guide
 
 
EXPANDED ONLINE SEARCH INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE
 
ORDER NOW »
 
LEARN MORE »
 
 
Wines & Vines Magazine
 
 
LEARN MORE »
 
SUBSCRIBE »
 
Digital Edition Now Available!
Wines & Vines Digital Edition Now Available
 
LEARN MORE »
 
ORDER NOW »
 
 
The Wines & Vines Online Marketing System
 
The Industry Standard winery marketing application
 
FREE LIVE DEMO »
 
VIEW VIDEO »
 
 
 
 
Latest Job Listings
 Hospitality Tasting Ro...
 Healdsburg, CA
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Part Times Wine Bar An...
 San Francisco, CA
Sales and Marketing
 Wine, Beer, Spirits An...
 Bergen, Hudson, Mercer, Monmouth And Ocean County, NJ
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Northern California Sa...
 San Francisco, CA
Sales and Marketing
 Wine Mgmt & Full-Time
 Baltimore County, MD
Sales and Marketing
 Wine Sales Professiona...
 Worcester, MA
Sales and Marketing
 Sales/Dtc
 Sonoma County, CA
Sales and Marketing
 Cellar Hand Harvest 20...
 Penticton, BC
Winemaking and Production
 Sales Administration
 St. Helena, CA
General Administration and
 Production Accounting ...
 St. Helena, CA
Finance
 
More Job Listings >>
Follow Us On:
 
 





Home  |  About Us  |  Editors  |  Subscribe  |  Print Edition  |  Digital Edition

Advertise  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy
 
 
Copyright © 2001-2014 by Wine Communications Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
No material may be reproduced without written permission of the Publisher.
Wines&Vines does not assume any responsibility for any unsolicited manuscripts or materials.