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2011
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3M Purification Inc (formerly CUNO)
Meriden, CT
3M High Flow Filter
WHAT'S COOL?   By turning the pleating on its side, 3M appears to have increased the filter surface area. It's bloody clever.
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2012
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ATAGO USA Inc
Bellevue, WA
RX-5000i Refractometer
WHAT'S COOL?   New functions include a well laid-out touch screen, USB connectivity and self-diagnostic programming.
Booth#  1105 
2011
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BSG Wine
Napa, CA
Phyterra PY522 Yeast Strain
WHAT'S COOL?   A Montrachet yeast that doesn’t stink like rotten eggs.
Booth#  108 
2011
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Bird Gard LLC
Sisters, OR
Deer Shield Pro and Deer Shield Super Pro
WHAT'S COOL?   It keeps the deer from making too much of a meal out of the vine.
Booth#  915 
2012
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Bucher Vaslin Northamerica Inc
Sebastopol, CA
Delta Oscillys
WHAT'S COOL?   The Oscillys is an original approach to destemming that does an extremely good job at getting berries off the rachis.
Booth#  F2 
2012
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Cooperages 1912
Napa, CA • www.cooperages1912.com
TW Boswell Legacy
WHAT'S COOL?   The precision in grain selection is good enough that TW Boswell can guarantee the average number of growth rings per inch.
Booth#  924 
2012
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Dynamax Inc
Houston, TX
SapIP
WHAT'S COOL?   Sap-flow sensor stations (AKA Nodes) form a wireless mesh network to transmit data to the gateway. Gateway forwards all data to servers via a LAN and/or cellular network.
Booth#  1618 
2012
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Flextank USA Inc
Athens, GA
Apollo
WHAT'S COOL?   The tumblehome sides keep more of the cap fermented longer. It comes with trunnions for easy dumping with a forklift. The price is very competitive.
Booth#  304 
2011
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Inflatable Packaging Inc
Newtown, CT • www.inflatablepackaging.com
Inflatable Bottle Shippers
WHAT'S COOL?   Compact to store prior to use. Wineries don't have to maintain a warehouse full of Styrofoam shippers.
Booth#  2614 
2011
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LAFFORT USA
Petaluma, CA
Bioless Instant, Zymaflore AlphaTD n. sacch, Nutristart OrganiQ
WHAT'S COOL?   Biolees Instant is a soluble yeast extract product which gives winemakers a way to adjust the mid-palate of wines by the direct addition to wine. Zymaflore Alpha® n. Sacch. is an interesting approach to using non-Saccharomyces yeast.
Booth#  2511 
2011
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Mazzei Injector Company LLC
Bakersfield, CA
Pump-Over Injector 2081
WHAT'S COOL?   There are two things about this Mazzei pump-over injector that I like. The first is its solid 304-grade stainless steel construction. Second, I like its easy-to-use, easy-to-clean design.
Booth#  301 
2012
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Nomacorc
Benicia, CA • www.nomacorc.com
Select 100
WHAT'S COOL?   With the Select 100, Nomacorc is offering a range of closures with different oxygen transmission rates. Since all the Select series closures are available at the same prices, the decision as to which is best for a given wine should be solely a winemaking decision.
Booth#  1110 
2012
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P & L Specialties
Santa Rosa, CA
Lighted Sorting Table
WHAT'S COOL?   Integrated LED lighting is bright, low-power, doesn’t generate appreciable heat and makes it easier to see MOG on the sorting table.
Booth#  F1 
2011
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P & L Specialties
Santa Rosa, CA
MOG Monster II
WHAT'S COOL?   The MOG Monster II has a much higher throughput than the previous MOG Monster.
Booth#  F1 
2012
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PELLENC America Inc
Santa Rosa, CA
Winery Process
WHAT'S COOL?   Pellenc has stuck to its strengths and made a destemmer that uses a design similar to a machine harvester to separate the grapes from the stems without getting “jacks” in the fruit.
Booth#  A 
2012
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RF MacDonald Co
Hayward, CA
Bornemann SLH Pump
WHAT'S COOL?   This is a low-shear pump design that is at least as gentle on wine, juice, must or lees as a rotary-lobe pump. Like any positive displacement pump, these pumps have considerable "oomph."
Booth#  1603 
2012
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Scott Laboratories Inc
Petaluma, CA
MBF: Bottling Superblock
WHAT'S COOL?   An entire bottling and labeling line controlled by a single operator. No clanking bottles as they move from turret to turret.
Booth#  800, 801 
2012
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Scott Laboratories Inc
Petaluma, CA
P.E. Master Labeler
WHAT'S COOL?   This labeler has plenty of modern features, but what I like most is its compact design. The small footprint of the base means the operator can stand closer to the turret center while making adjustments and changing settings.
Booth#  800, 801 
2011
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Scott Laboratories Inc
Petaluma, CA
Lallemand: Level2 TD Yeast
WHAT'S COOL?   It mimics a "wild" fermentation, but under controlled circumstances. The two strains are packaged separately, which allow the winemaker to control the length of the non-Saccharomyces fermentation.
Booth#  800, 801 
2011
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Tom Beard Company
Santa Rosa, CA
Automated 1/2-Ton Bin Washer
WHAT'S COOL?   If you'd seen some of the encrusted bins I've seen, you wouldn't ask. Keeping your harvest equipment clean limits microbial cross-contamination.
Booth#  737 
2011
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Union Jack
Louisville, KY
Stainless Steel Crushpad Tools
WHAT'S COOL?   Stainless steel crushpad tools are obviously more durable than tools made from food-grade plastic. They are also easy to sanitize and should last many years.
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2011
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Wine Appreciation Guild
South San Francisco, CA
Wine Faults
WHAT'S COOL?   This book is a handy, one-volume reference and should be in every winery laboratory.
Booth#  1620