With the expandable bung/cam locking system, the Rack-it-Teer makes the wine racking process faster and uses less purging gas. It allows for the filling and emptying of 10 or more barrels to each bottle of purging gas used, assuming gas is used to fill or empty the wine barrel.
Thanks to a control system from Siemens, breweries can oversee the entire brewing process from a single monitor, allowing them to produce beer faster and more cost efficiently while ensuring quality of taste remains at a consistently high level
One company that is driving modern winery techniques is Martella Refrigeration, based in New Zealand's Blenheim-Marlborough winegrowing region
Australiaâ€™s wine industry is seeking to boost investment in research and development to $225 million per annum to maintain the edge that new technologies and innovation has given the industry over its global competitors.
Krones has accepted a bid from New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus, Wisconsin, for the erection of a Greenfield brewery with a yearly capacity of 120,000 hL
When the South Australian-based Barossa Brewery needed to upgrade to a new pressure-sensitive labeller for applying labels to its 375 mL bottles the CEO embarked on an exhaustive testing program
Overseas agencies have recently reported the presence of benzene in some non-alcoholic beverages.
At 5100 m above sea level, a spring wells up from a glacier in the Himalayas, which is bottled by the Tibet Glacier Mineral Water Co
An increase in the quality of wine being produced in Australia is forcing European wine makers to take notice.
Alcoa Closure Systems International has begun commercial production of Vino-Lok, its 'glass-on-glass' closure system for wine bottles that it developed as an alternative to corks and synthetic stoppers. Alcoa will supply the new glass closures from its Worms, Germany, facility to several wineries in Europe that provide wines to Lufthansa.
Amcor is installing new equipment at its closures plant to produce metal screwcap closures for wine bottles. Production of screwcaps will commence in mid 2005.
In announcing the results of this year's Winewise Small Vigneron Awards, Winewise editor Lester Jesberg said, "The use by small winemakers of the screw cap seal instead of cork for their wines is turning into an avalanche".
The HI222 professional pH kit for winemaking is a meter dedicated to wine measurement. The bench meter allows a two point calibration using buffers 7 and 3. Since wine analysis usually occurs in the range 2.5 to 3.6 pH, errors due to calibration are greatly minimised. Calibration Check features on the HI222 prompt the user to clean the electrode if required and can warn if the buffer has been contaminated. The electrode condition and response time are displayed and monitored on the meter's LCD. The user can program a calibration reminder using the Calibration Alarm Time Out. The HI222 also features Log-On-Demand.
WineTech 2005, the national wine industry suppliers' trade show, will again be held within the heartland of the Australian wine producing industry, Adelaide, in July next year.