Processing > Wine, beer & spirits

Nothing but beer leaves Erdinger brewery

28 February, 2014

To ensure no keg filled with caustic lye leaves its brewery, Erdinger Weissbräu installed a FLIR Systems A-Series thermal imaging camera that measures the temperature of every keg before it leaves the conveyor belt of the filling installation.


KATflow ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeters for the brewing industry

07 February, 2014

This paper looks at a flow measurement solution for the brewing industry that helps companies increase production process efficiency, save energy and resources, and reduce costs.


Krones AG CombiCube system

05 February, 2014

The Krones AG CombiCube system is suitable for smaller specialty breweries with up to 250,000 hectolitres of sales-quality beer or large industrial-scale breweries that brew small batches of specialty beers. The system is modularised in construction, permits a customised design configuration and can be easily expanded.


CoMac 1T-OW one-way plastic keg filling system

04 February, 2014

CoMac has developed a compact single-head, semi-automatic, one-way keg filling system - the 1T-OW - for the non-returnable craft beer keg market.


Sorting the MOG from the must

18 December, 2013

Key Technology has conducted several full-season trials with wineries in North America, Europe and Australia to verify the effectiveness of its VitiSort sorter for red wine grapes.


NZ focuses on 'lifestyle' wines

04 December, 2013

A partnership between the New Zealand wine industry and the Ministry for Primary Industries is aiming to make the country the world’s leading producer of high-quality, reduced-calorie and lower-alcohol 'lifestyle' wines.


Key Technology VitiSort red wine grape sorter

29 November, 2013

Key Technology's VitiSort is designed for sorting red wine grapes. The compact system combines a patent-pending mechanical MOG (material other than grape) removal shaker and optical sorting with an integral juice recovery system.


Why beer bubbles over - the physics of beer bottle foam-over

25 November, 2013

Finally, some important physics - researchers have worked out why if you tap the bottom of a newly opened beer bottle it froths up and foams everywhere.


WFA to consider feedback on wine industry consultation

25 October, 2013

A two-month consultation period on the wine industry has closed. Individuals and wine organisations were asked to submit feedback on 33 recommended actions aimed at restoring the wine industry’s profitability.


Salmon food from whisky

04 October, 2013

The Scottish salmon and whisky industries are teaming up to boost sustainability. The partnership will convert co-products from whisky production into feed for salmon and fish farming.


Australian Brewery brings back the can

26 September, 2013

With so many boutique breweries springing up, brewers need to do something different to stand out from the pack. A Sydney-based craft brewery, the Australian Brewery, decided to break from tradition by brewing in cans.


Woolworths signs Wine Industry Code of Conduct

20 September, 2013

Wine Grape Growers Australia (WGGA) has welcomed Woolworths' decision to sign the Australian Wine Industry Code of Conduct as a commitment to good commercial practices with growers.


Image exploitation used to improve wine quality

10 September, 2013

Grapes can be graded for quality and be checked for foreign object contamination simultaneously using a new system under development in Germany.


Japan embraces Tasmanian whisky

06 September, 2013

The latest shipments of Sullivans Cove Whisky from Tasmania went to distributors in Canada, Spain and Japan, where demand is being driven by local whisky fans' increasing knowledge and awareness of Tasmanian whisky in general.


Wine drinkers least likely to suffer adverse alcohol-related consequences

26 August, 2013

It is not news that more frequent binge drinking of any alcoholic beverage is strongly associated with an increase in adverse alcohol-related consequences such as blackouts, driving after heavy drinking, missing work due to drinking, accidents, unprotected sex, encounters with police. But new analysis has looked at the types of drinks chosen.


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