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September 13, 2018, Napa, CA – Wine Industry Sales Education Academy (WISE), the first education, training and certification program dedicated solely to direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales and marketing in the wine industry, is ringing in its 10-year anniversary with a 10-week giveaway of $100 class credits.
  Commerce7, a winery direct-to-consumer sales platform, added a point of sale (POS) system to its suite of products. The POS can be used by winery staff to process tasting room orders, streamline workflow and leverage existing data to efficiently help customers. According to Commerce7, the system can accept payment via EMV chip and pin cards or mobile wallets.
  Continental introduced a new beverage transfer hose specifically designed for the wine and brewing industries called Vintner Reserve. According to the manufacturer, the hose is designed to provide the user with a lighter and more flexible option for transfers while still maintaining compliance with federal food production standards.
  GW Kent is now offering Colorstorm water hoses. The hoses are kink-resistant and hot water resistant to 160° F. Produced with EPDM and plated brass connections, the hoses come in 50-foot sections and in bright yellow to reduce the risk of tripping.
  Labeltronix introduced wine label wraps that it reports are a cheaper and easier option for labeling wine in cans. The vendor claims the new label wraps provide for a fast turnaround and enable a winery to order exactly the number of labels needed. Other options include a variety of pressure sensitive materials and foil and spot varnish on metalized film.
  RTS Packaging unveiled its UP Standing shipper available in six, nine, 12 and 15-bottle configurations. The patented shipper is designed to fit the majority of 750 ml wine bottles with weight-bearing protection to keep them secure regardless of the orientation of the carton during shipping.
  Steamericas unveiled the Optima Steamer SE-II, which the company is touting as “the next step in dry steam technology.” The manufacturer reports the new model features the company’s patented boiler technology with an improved LCD display and a larger on-board water tank, easier access to all internal parts and larger wheels for easier maneuvering.
New York, NY, September 10, 2018 – Empson & Co., a leading exporter of fine Italian wines worldwide, today announced that after 45 years in the wine business, owner and shareholder Neil Empson will appoint Tara Empson to succeed him in his role at Empson USA, the U.S. subsidiary company of Empson & Co.
Ukiah, CA. - Maverick Enterprises, Inc. the leading supplier of secondary closure in North America, is excited to announce that they will now be supplying tin capsules to their customers and the industry.
PASO ROBLES, CA (September 6, 2018) – Vineyard Professional Services Inc (VPS), a Paso Robles-based vineyard management company announces expansion into Santa Barbara County with the promotion and hiring of vineyard managers. Ivan Gonzales, has been promoted to the oversight of several of the company's elite west-side Paso Robles ranches and winery estates.
SEATTLE—September 5, 2018—August Wine Group, a Seattle-based importer of industry-leading wineries and family-owned boutique estates in Europe and South America, today announced an exclusive partnership with prominent Italian producer Fantinel to import its wines, Tenuta Sant’ Helena, Borgo Tesis and Fantinel Sparkling.
 Continental introducing new beverage transfer hose Specifically designed for wine, brewing industries • New Vintner Reserve hose combines attributes of two predecessors • Designed for beverage transfer in wineries, breweries • Meets all federal food and beverage requirements (FDA, USDA) NAPA, Calif.
Decant Urban Winery in Houston, Texas received the first Nico Velo Italian concrete tanks in the state. "Decant Urban Winery has selected the Nico Velo Tulipe tanks due to the beauty of their design and their technical superiority. By employing concrete tanks, we will produce a higher quality wine on a shorter production cycle.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – AUGUST 20, 2018- Repour Wine Saver is celebrating its first year anniversary with the launch of custom-branded stoppers, in response to demand from industry organizations. “I started getting requests from wine labels and other industry organizations to put their brand on the Repour stopper.
  Gusmer Enterprises is now offering the pectolytic enzymes BioSelect and Pektozyme. BioSelect enzymes can be used for red, white and rosé wines for a variety of uses including settling solids, improved press efficiency and to help free polysaccharides, tannins and anthocyanins.
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