The Crossflow Manifesto
The End of Filtration As We Know It
by Clark Smith
Jan 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
I can see it coming. Ten years ago, any winemaker of whom you asked the purpose of filtration would have named clarification and microbial stability. A decade or two in the future, these uses of filtration may be as unknown in wineries as they are today in dairies. But just as dairies have done, wineries will apply membranes to a host of tasks which were unimagined a decade ago. My Random House Dictionary defines fil-ter as "n. 1. any substance through which liquid is passed to remove suspended ...
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