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EDITION: June 14, 2018

Spend half a day with the vintrace crew and a hugely experienced group of guest speakers in Napa, California for our annual user group meeting. This is an invaluable opportunity to network with other vintrace users, have your questions answered ...

Every year Free Flow celebrates our partner’s outstanding sustainability achievements at the KEGGY Awards. Nominations are now open for the People’s Choice Award created to honor the most popular wine-on-tap account of the year. Click here ...

A-B-C offers an automated packaging solution for processors who manually unpack and repack bottles in reusable (reshipper) cases. It’s a compact, all-in-one machine that performs both uncasing and case packing with every motion of the servo-operated robotic-style transfer ...

Winemaker Daniel Daou and his brother built the magnificent DAOU winery on top of DAOU Mountain in the western hills of Paso Robles, not for the sheer beauty of the place, but for its potential to achieve their vision of ...

Are you ready for Harvest? Need tanks, pumps, crush equipment immediately?  We have stocked up on equipment that is readily available for pick-up and/or delivery! See below for a list of our most popular harvest equipment: Tanks: 600 Gal ...

 For the lowest capital cost ever, improve the Quality of your wines today with fast, in-house analysis of key parameters using the OenoFoss platform. No cost per test means you can test as often as you want, where and ...

Have you ever tasted a wine that tastes a bit like vinegar? This taste is caused by a group of acids in wine called the Volatile Acid’s. These group of acids are released into wine when the grapes are ...

Helicoidal Pumps have a screw-shaped impeller to create a more gentle transfer of wine while eliminating clogging. Inoxpa created the Helicoidal RV pump for wineries to improve the pump-over process where high capacity and minimum destruction is required. The design ...

 IOC Be Thiols™ was selected for very low to no SO2 or H2S production. It reveals fruity thiols (citrus and exotic fruits) in white and rosé wines. IOC Be Thiols also enhances 3-MH potential (grapefruit, passion ...

Making the first move Nothing ever stays the same. The current bulk wine and grape markets are no exception and staying current on supply and demand dynamics are as important now than ever. Buyers and sellers of grapes have generally ...

After five and half successful years as sales and marketing director of Vintage 99 Label Mfg., Inc. the company is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Lloyd as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Mr. Lloyd will assume complete ...

Napa, CA. June 1, 2018.   Oenodia North America, a specialist in membrane-based treatments for the wine industry, is excited to announce it has been awarded the prestigious I+Q Award for Innovation.  Oenodia, which is based in Napa, was honored specifically for ...

Grapevine leafroll disease (GLD) is one of the most common and persistent grapevine diseases, present in all grape-growing regions of the world, and affecting up to 50 per cent of vineyards globally.1 It is a viral disease caused by a small ...

There’s the potential in California’s vineyards for a 2018 crop at least average in size. With prices high, inventory big and retail sales disappointing, market activity remains subdued bar for a few exceptions in the premium areas. Click through ...

Multi-Color Napa earned top honors at the Printing Industries of America 2018 Premier Print Awards competition! The Premier Print Awards competition recognizes printed submissions from around the world and identifies the best quality pieces across various print categories. Printed pieces that ...

By Dawn Dolan If you’ve never seen a NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) map, they look pretty much like a topography map, which shows a green color in areas denoting healthy vegetation and yellow to red colors in more ...

JUCLAS USA, a subsidiary of the VASON GROUP, a premier manufacturer of enological equipment and adjuvants, is pleased to announce that the VASON GROUP has achieved FSSC 22000 version 4.1 certification, a globally-recognized designation that strict food safety protocols are being followed ...

AstroPaq® 1.5 holds the equivalent of two 750ml glass bottles of wine. Durable, convenient and eco-friendly, this is the perfect opportunity to dominate the sangria market with beautiful, lightweight packaging that makes a huge splash. Why AstroPaq® 1.5L? Billboard your brand ...

COOLWINE has the largest fleet of portable Fire and Ice units to assist wine makers with the ability to cool or heat one tank or a bank of tanks.   Fire and Ice units can help you by:   Controlling fermentation by ...

The typical workplace has its ups and downs in terms of employee negativity, but when your company’s been in a down cycle for too long, it’s time to take control and turn it around. When negativity goes unchecked, ...

Create a buzz in your tasting room or with your wine club by displaying large format bottles in your tasting room and featuring them in your club newsletter. Hand Etched and Painted Wine Bottles are the product of skilled artisans ...

As winemakers ourselves, we’ve been there. We yearned for winemaking-specific software to help us to track our cellar work in real-time and make our jobs easier. Excel and other databases weren’t cutting it, but switching to ...

This month Herti  will mark its  25th anniversary. We meet this day with contentment of our achievements and ambition for the future. Herti manufactures more than 1 billion aluminum screw caps per year for wine and all kinds of ...


EDITION: June 14, 2018

Making the first move Nothing ever stays the same. The current bulk wine and grape markets are no exception and staying current on supply and demand dynamics are as important now than ever. Buyers and sellers of grapes have generally ...

Grapevine leafroll disease (GLD) is one of the most common and persistent grapevine diseases, present in all grape-growing regions of the world, and affecting up to 50 per cent of vineyards globally.1 It is a viral disease caused by a small ...

Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft recently completed the installation of a 165 kW DC solar system at Comstock Wines in Healdsburg, CA.  While they have been growing grapes in Dry Creek since 2002, their winery opened in 2015. The system is designed ...

There’s the potential in California’s vineyards for a 2018 crop at least average in size. With prices high, inventory big and retail sales disappointing, market activity remains subdued bar for a few exceptions in the premium areas. Click through ...

By Dawn Dolan If you’ve never seen a NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) map, they look pretty much like a topography map, which shows a green color in areas denoting healthy vegetation and yellow to red colors in more ...

Excerpt from Mark Greenspan's May Wine Business Monthly article It doesn’t take a genius to know how important water is to agriculture, but 30 years ago I had yet to learn about the finer aspects of how it can be ...

Earthbind® 100 is applied to successfully combat fugitive dust and stabilize the road surface on many different types of unpaved, low-volume roads, parking lots, vineyards. Earthbind® 100 is formulated with environmentally-friendly, biopolymers, and surfactants. As a dust palliative and soil stabilizer Earthbind® 100 ...

The new F3015 shear from Infaco USA increases productivity and eliminates injuries with its patented safety system. The latest model also features a number of new benefits including a smaller battery, lighter shear, and quicker head changes.

Although this test study was conducted on conifers, it clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of Moisture-Loc in reducing transpiration. The tree that was treated with Moisture-Loc at a 20:1 concentrate, cut at the base and left out in the elements for over ...

Celebrate Father’s Day by honoring your Dad with a special FELCO knife. If he loves his FELCO pruners he will certainly love the gift of a high quality Swiss Pocket knife. The FELCO 500 series comes with a soft touch ...


EDITION: June 14, 2018

Separately, they can produce great results. Together, they are a match made in marketing heaven.  The content creation world has inundated consumers with so much information that the overall messaging tends to get lost, and even distorted, as the content ...

Every year Free Flow celebrates our partner’s outstanding sustainability achievements at the KEGGY Awards. Nominations are now open for the People’s Choice Award created to honor the most popular wine-on-tap account of the year. Click here ...

Lewis Perdue, Publisher and Executive Editor of Wine Industry Insight, will be this year’s Keynote Speaker at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla, WA in October. Wine Industry Insight’s daily News ...

Making the first move Nothing ever stays the same. The current bulk wine and grape markets are no exception and staying current on supply and demand dynamics are as important now than ever. Buyers and sellers of grapes have generally ...

After five and half successful years as sales and marketing director of Vintage 99 Label Mfg., Inc. the company is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Lloyd as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Mr. Lloyd will assume complete ...

Copper Peak Logistics was built from the ground up to provide an exceptional quality customer experience.  That is why we are so focused on providing personalized attention and adding the human touch to everything we do. This year we ...

Grapevine leafroll disease (GLD) is one of the most common and persistent grapevine diseases, present in all grape-growing regions of the world, and affecting up to 50 per cent of vineyards globally.1 It is a viral disease caused by a small ...

There’s the potential in California’s vineyards for a 2018 crop at least average in size. With prices high, inventory big and retail sales disappointing, market activity remains subdued bar for a few exceptions in the premium areas. Click through ...

Multi-Color Napa earned top honors at the Printing Industries of America 2018 Premier Print Awards competition! The Premier Print Awards competition recognizes printed submissions from around the world and identifies the best quality pieces across various print categories. Printed pieces that ...

By Dawn Dolan If you’ve never seen a NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) map, they look pretty much like a topography map, which shows a green color in areas denoting healthy vegetation and yellow to red colors in more ...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 9am - 10am (PT) How do your marketing efforts measure up? Do you have a calendar in place? Are you reflecting your brand image? Are you segmenting? Learn best practices and discover the secrets to make your marketing ...

Not everyone who is ever going to purchase from your business will do so the first time they come into contact with you. Yet most of the time, businesses let these possible customers slip through their fingers and into the ...

  In today’s retail world, now you can use your Point-of-Sale terminal to load and redeem both loyalty and gift cards. There are super reasons to add loyalty and gift cards to creating a digital love fest between ...

Create a buzz in your tasting room or with your wine club by displaying large format bottles in your tasting room and featuring them in your club newsletter. Hand Etched and Painted Wine Bottles are the product of skilled artisans ...

This month Herti  will mark its  25th anniversary. We meet this day with contentment of our achievements and ambition for the future. Herti manufactures more than 1 billion aluminum screw caps per year for wine and all kinds of ...

It's not too late to start thinking about what you need to create memorable experiences for your winery visitors this summer! Below are some tips on giving your guests the best winery experience:  Highway signage: Don’t ...


EDITION: June 14, 2018

Spend half a day with the vintrace crew and a hugely experienced group of guest speakers in Napa, California for our annual user group meeting. This is an invaluable opportunity to network with other vintrace users, have your questions answered ...

Every year Free Flow celebrates our partner’s outstanding sustainability achievements at the KEGGY Awards. Nominations are now open for the People’s Choice Award created to honor the most popular wine-on-tap account of the year. Click here ...

A-B-C offers an automated packaging solution for processors who manually unpack and repack bottles in reusable (reshipper) cases. It’s a compact, all-in-one machine that performs both uncasing and case packing with every motion of the servo-operated robotic-style transfer ...

A little dynamite does the trick when you run into hard rock while drilling a cave. Watch the video to see how Wright Contracting uses creative solutions to natural barriers. 

Are you ready for Harvest? Need tanks, pumps, crush equipment immediately?  We have stocked up on equipment that is readily available for pick-up and/or delivery! See below for a list of our most popular harvest equipment: Tanks: 600 Gal ...

In the words of Charlie Heintz:  “This is a project that I have been wanting to get done for over 20 years. The completion and the use of this water source went into service the summer of 2009 and made a big ...

Helicoidal Pumps have a screw-shaped impeller to create a more gentle transfer of wine while eliminating clogging. Inoxpa created the Helicoidal RV pump for wineries to improve the pump-over process where high capacity and minimum destruction is required. The design ...

Copper Peak Logistics was built from the ground up to provide an exceptional quality customer experience.  That is why we are so focused on providing personalized attention and adding the human touch to everything we do. This year we ...

Napa, CA. June 1, 2018.   Oenodia North America, a specialist in membrane-based treatments for the wine industry, is excited to announce it has been awarded the prestigious I+Q Award for Innovation.  Oenodia, which is based in Napa, was honored specifically for ...

Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft recently completed the installation of a 165 kW DC solar system at Comstock Wines in Healdsburg, CA.  While they have been growing grapes in Dry Creek since 2002, their winery opened in 2015. The system is designed ...

There’s the potential in California’s vineyards for a 2018 crop at least average in size. With prices high, inventory big and retail sales disappointing, market activity remains subdued bar for a few exceptions in the premium areas. Click through ...

By Dawn Dolan If you’ve never seen a NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) map, they look pretty much like a topography map, which shows a green color in areas denoting healthy vegetation and yellow to red colors in more ...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 9am - 10am (PT) How do your marketing efforts measure up? Do you have a calendar in place? Are you reflecting your brand image? Are you segmenting? Learn best practices and discover the secrets to make your marketing ...

Not everyone who is ever going to purchase from your business will do so the first time they come into contact with you. Yet most of the time, businesses let these possible customers slip through their fingers and into the ...

Excerpt from Mark Greenspan's May Wine Business Monthly article It doesn’t take a genius to know how important water is to agriculture, but 30 years ago I had yet to learn about the finer aspects of how it can be ...

PORTLAND, Ore., June 4, 2018 - Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world's most innovative companies and their investors, today announced the expansion of its Portland, Oregon team. SVB hired technology executive Jane Ullman as Managing Director to support Oregon's ...

Earthbind® 100 is applied to successfully combat fugitive dust and stabilize the road surface on many different types of unpaved, low-volume roads, parking lots, vineyards. Earthbind® 100 is formulated with environmentally-friendly, biopolymers, and surfactants. As a dust palliative and soil stabilizer Earthbind® 100 ...

VANTREO Insurance Brokerage is now endorsed by the Sonoma Valley Wine Association and will be providing numerous seminars on insurance related topics throughout the year.  We will present seminars on Pre-Harvest Safety Check-List, Workers Compensation, Crop Insurance, Insurance Audits, Key-Man ...

The typical workplace has its ups and downs in terms of employee negativity, but when your company’s been in a down cycle for too long, it’s time to take control and turn it around. When negativity goes unchecked, ...

  In today’s retail world, now you can use your Point-of-Sale terminal to load and redeem both loyalty and gift cards. There are super reasons to add loyalty and gift cards to creating a digital love fest between ...

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As winemakers ourselves, we’ve been there. We yearned for winemaking-specific software to help us to track our cellar work in real-time and make our jobs easier. Excel and other databases weren’t cutting it, but switching to ...

Written by Rick Shone on May 31, 2018 3:00:00 PM Building performance is a hot topic among design and construction professionals. This buzz phrase refers to a comprehensive approach in seeking solutions for saving energy, improving end-user comfort and reducing operational ...

As payments season ramps up, wineries importing barrels, staves and cork will likely face higher costs. In 2016, the Brexit referendum dropped the Euro from $1.40 to $1.08 in a knee-jerk reaction from market participants. The Euro has since rebounded over 12%, currently at $1.23. ...