Consistently, Wine Business Monthly expects to support wineries and wine grape cultivators assess and effectively convey imaginative new items brought into the business. Our article staff normally expounds on new items and new item classifications that aid the progression of wine quality from vineyard to bottle.
From there, just as from entries by winemakers around the globe, and with the assistance of the 2019 Innovation + Quality Board, WBM has picked the champs of the fifth yearly Innovative Product Awards, in light of advancement and pertinence to ultra-premium wineries and wine brands.
2019 Innovative Product Award Winners
ConeTech for the development of a new, proprietary method of smoke taint removal, utilizing a combination of low-pressure spinning cone distillation.
Amorim for the development of NDtech, an individualized quality control screening technology for natural cork stoppers, ensuring a natural cork with a non-detectable TCA guarantee. Portocork uses this technology as well, calling it ICON certified.
G3 Enterprises for the RoboBottle, a tool to aid the bottling-line mechanics in setting the line for specific bottle shapes.
Bird Control Group for the Autonomic Bird Laser, a bird repellent system that uses a fully automated robotic laser that runs 24 hours a day to scare birds away from the vineyard.
Enartis for the Zenith range, a new solution to wine tartrate stabilization. Zenith inhibits the formation and growth of potassium bitartrate crystals, preventing their precipitation in bottles.
About IQ Connect
Join us on May 22 for the opening night soiree celebrating the leading innovators in ultra-premium winemaking and raising funds to support smoke taint research.
Held in the newly renovated Mansion Gardens at the Silverado Resort, IQ CONNECT will feature select bars pouring wines made by IQ Advisory Board Members, select Green Medal Award Winners and more!
Tickets to IQ Connect are $95. Admittance is included with an Innovation + Quality 2018 Session Pass. For more information, visit winebusinessiq.com or call 707-940-4749.
About Innovation + Quality
Innovation + Quality (IQ) 2019 is the fifth annual forum for ultra-premium wineries focused on cutting-edge innovations that advance wine quality. This two-day event takes place May 22-23, 2019 at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa Valley.
This event is produced by Wine Business Monthly, the leading print publication for the wine industry, in partnership with Napa Valley Vintners and the Napa County Farm Bureau.