More natural closure option
Diam introduced the Origine closure at the recent Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. The Origine is produced similarly to other Diam closures but is a more natural option.
Single mill series of barrels
Tonnellerie Ô released a new line of American oak barrels, which it is calling the Single Mill Series. The barrels are produced with family-owned stave mills in Minnesota, Missouri and Virginia.
Oak powder for finishing wines
Toneleria Nacional says its PureOak oak adjunct is extracted from the “pure oak heartwood” of a selection of high quality staves toasted through the cooper’s convection system and subjected to a water extraction process that retains the aromatics of the toasted oak.
More efficient, more aromatic fermentations
Oenofrance launched a new line of products called Diwine designed to slow down the enzymatic reactions of oxidation as well as remove heavy metals from musts and juices to help yeasts ferment more efficiently and produce “better, cleaner and more expressive aromas.”
New UAV option for field data
Agribotix and senseFly announced their partnership to offer a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle, UAV, that offers more coverage per flight to provide growers with more crop data.
Stain for oak barrels
Deproma Viti is now offering its Depro or "Wine Red" barrel stain for sale in the North American market. The product is recommended for use around the bung and bilge of a barrel to mask stains from filling or racking.