Product Review: Grape Scales
Choosing the right scale for your winery
by Bill Pregler
May 2011 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
With grapes once sold by volume now selling for thousands per ton and more being shipped through interstate commerce, weighing fruit becomes essential. As a result, today’s scales in the vineyard, on the crush pad or at the state-operated weight station demand accuracy. Commercial scales fall under the jurisdiction of the government. As such, there are a host of rules and regulations. Scale certification begins at the federal level but gradually filters down to state and local control...
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