Corks screened with sensory analysis
Rich Xiberta is now offering corks tested through its I-Cork protocol in the United States. Each cork in the I-Cork program undergoes testing by specially trained analysts for any contamination by 2,4,6-Trichloroanisole (TCA) or other contaminants.
Evolution Bottles by Aleco is a new line of aluminum bottles that the company describe as offering “eye catching differentiation and unparalleled sustainability.” The bottles can be closed with a pry-off crown cap, screw top roll-on pilfer proof (ROPP) or a Stelvin screw cap.
Online tool to track tasting room sales
VingDirect’s tasting room performance tracker is designed to provide wineries with the sales performance of individual tasting room staff as well as tasting room benchmarking.
Transportable applicator to secure pallets
Lock N Pop released a transportable applicator unit for the company’s “cohesive” product that secures pallet loads until they are ready to be unstacked.
Bottle packer with quick change over
A-B-C Packaging’s Model 101 case packer offers quick-change features that the supplier claims can reduce downtown by up to 30%. The machine is equipped with complete gripper assemblies for all package and bottle patterns to eliminate gripper adjustments.
Social site to link wineries with consumers
Whichwinery.com launched earlier this year as a “social, interactive, search-based community” to connect wineries with wine consumers.