Product Review: Destemmers
Feb 2012 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Crushing and Destemming Crushing and destemming are two different, albeit related, operations that are usually combined in a single piece of machinery. The most common crusher is a pair of interlocking lobed rollers. Crushing makes sure every berry is broken open, thereby releasing the juice from the grape and making it available for fermentation. Destemming is the separation of the berries from the stems. Grapes can be crushed, destemmed or both crushed and destemmed. Additionally, grapes can ...
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