Winery & Grower Product News

July 2011
by Stephanie Papadakis
BSG increases orders for wine yeasts
Beverage Supply Group, Vancouver, B.C., renewed its distribution agreement with Phyterra Yeast Inc. for Phyterra-branded H2S-preventing wine yeast in the U.S. market. Details:

Builders store stocks Seitz filter pads
Central Valley Builders Supply, St. Helena, Calif., announced that it would distribute a range of 400 cm x 400 cm Seitz filter pads (EK, 80, 100, 300 and 700) from Scott Laboratories Inc. Details:

Cork Pops debuts screwless opener
Cork Pops, Novato, Calif., released the Legacy screwless bottle opener, which utilizes a low-pressure cartridge to remove the cork from the bottle. Details:

DeltaTrak introduces data loggers
DeltaTrak released two new data loggers for documenting storage and transport temperature conditions—the FlashLink USB In-Transit Data Logger and USB Reusable Data Logger. The loggers are ideal management tools for monitoring temperature. Details:

FOSS premieres all-in-one wine analyzer
The WineScan SO2 from FOSS, Hillerød, Denmark, announced an all-in-one Wine­Scan analyzer that provides accurate measurements of free and total sulfur dioxide. Details:

Vinotemp debuts wine dispenser

Vinotemp’s Dual-Zone Wine Dispenser and Cooler is the first in the industry to store up to 88 bottles of wine, dispense from four bottles and offer dual-zone cooling. Details:

Flexographic press contains UV flexo units

The 13” Nilpeter FA-3 combination digital/UV flexographic press from International Label & Printing Co. Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., contains three UV flexo units in addition to a Caslon four-color digital module. Details:

Jet Bag protects bottle breakage
The Jet Bag, Lathrup Village, Mich., is a biodegradable carrier with a reusable zip-seal closure that completely secures any bottles and liquids. It is 18 inches tall, weighs 0.3 ounces and can hold one 750 ml bottle and its contents if broken. Details:

Lechler reveals Whisperblast
Whisperblasts from Lechler Inc., St. Charles, Ill., come in three sizes (standard, half-size and mini) and are designed to handle most industrial needs for compressed air. They are available in aluminum, stainless steel or zinc. Details:

New line of nitrogen generators from Parker Hannifin
The Balston WineMaker Series nitrogen generator is designed specifically for operation in wineries and is shipped complete with a digital flowmeter, nitrogen storage tank and optional oxygen analyzer. Details:

Moyno announces close-coupled pumps
The 2000 WA and WB close-coupled pumps from Springfield, Ohio-based Moyno Inc. are specifically designed for municipal and industrial applications that require lower pressure and lower flow. Details:

Oenobrands hybridizes yeast

Anchor Exotics SPH from Oenobrands, Montpellier, France, is a non-genetically modified hybrid between Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces paradoxus. It has the benefits of wild yeast without the risks sometimes associated with natural fermentation. Details:

Xtraoak launches e-commerce site
Winemakers can now conveniently purchase HACCP-certified premium French and American oak alternatives directly from Xtraoak’s e-commerce website. Details:

Haeco supplies ergonomic manipulator
The Famatec Friendly ergonomic manipulator from Haeco, Loveland, Ohio, counterbalances heavy loads while suspending, rotating, tilting and transferring product. Three different models offer load capacities of 330, 550 and 880 pounds. Details:

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