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San Francisco, CA – (July 17, 2017) – Demeter Group, the San Francisco-based investment bank for premium Wine & Spirits companies, today announced that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to Woodinville Whiskey Company (WWC) on its sale to Moët Hennessy. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  Davis Instruments released the EnviroMonitor system to help growers measure, monitor and manage vital weather data. The expandable platform works with the most widely used farm sensors. The system is controlled through a smart device app that also provides customized text and email alerts as well as the means to download or share data.
    Della Toffola unveiled the DTX machine that employs cation exchange resins to provide tartaric stability in wine and juice. According to the supplier, the resins are copolymers of styrene and divinylbenzene containing sulphuric acid.
  Erblsöh introduced Oenoferm LA-HOG, which is a GMO-free yeast developed for red or white wines that are made with high sugar content. The yeast creates up to 1% less alcohol and more glycerine compared to other yeast strains. The supplier reports added glycerine rather than alcohol provides more body and softness while suppressing astringent flavors and boosting aromas.
  PDC International Corporation introduced its Monoblock shrinksealer that is the latest addition to the company’s 75 series of shrinksealers. The machine features a neck band applicator, conveyor, inspection system, line sensors and shrink tunnel in one integrated unit. The shrinksealer can accommodate nearly any product shape and is compatible with all major sleeving films.
  Scott Laboratories is now offering the Armbruster Grapesort optical sorter machine. The Grapesort is the latest addition to Armbruster’s portfolio and is designed to eject material other than grapes as well as improve wine quality through sorting based on multiple criteria.
  Wine Quality Solutions, which is a brand of Vinventions that also owns the closure company Nomacorc, released an updated version of its oxygen analyzer. The NomaSense PolyScan P200 features an enhanced display and touch screen control and is portable and can operate autonomously.
Uncrating and installation of a new HP digital press began today at the Columbia Label production facility. The company purchased the Indigo WS6800 Digital Press to further enhance its custom and specialty wine label and packaging production for Northwest wineries. The new press will be the latest model available anywhere on the West Coast.
This acquisition will strengthen Ramondin’s leadership on the Latam (Latin American) market and creates a new opportunity to continue the global expansion of the business.
As an extension of its existing product range, Germany?based ERO?Gerätebau GmbH has begun to distribute the leaf remover developed by the French implement manufacturer Siegwald. The Siegwald company will deliver its current order backlog for this season. ERO will manufacture and sell the machine beginning in 2018.
Two years after the launch of the first-generation PolyScan analyzer, a new version, the NomaSense PolyScan P200, is now available to the market. The new device has been completely redesigned for easier use and direct display of results.
Suitable for both vinification and ageing, Clayver has surprised more than a few.
Michael Glavin, President of Top It Off Bottling, announces the merger of Top It Off Bottling with Napa Barrel Care. Mike Blom of Napa Barrel Care joins Glavin and partners David Crawford and Amicus to provide barrel storage services to Top It Off customers. The two merged companies are in the process of moving into a new 62,400-ft.
Paris - June 30, 2017 - The cooperage industry in France announces moderate growth in 2016. Member companies of the Fédération des Tonneliers de France produced 601,595 barrels, representing sales totalling 409 million euros, an increase of 2.2% in volume and 4.6% in value, at constant scope. The volume for large format (tanks and vats) was up 5%, with 1,450 units produced.
    Agrothermal Systems introduced Agroblow , a double-sided fan system to combat water damage on vertically grown crops. Agroblow mounts to the front end of a tractor and is intended as the first part of a sequential treatment: Agroblow precedes the Agrotherm XT machine blowing off water before the Agrotherm XT heats and dries the crop.
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