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March 15, 2013 | 4:30 PM

Wine Business Monthly senior technical editor Curtis Phillips and staff writer Bill Pregler will bring some of their favorite new products to life at WiVi Central Coast 2013 with demonstrations of the products they've determined "cool" on the trade show floor.   

Phillips will showcase two of the 10 products he featured in "Cool Products at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium" article that ran in the March issue of Wine Business Monthly: the Aaquatools UV Light Barrel Sanitizer and the Pickering AutoVin Barrel Filler. The products were editorially chosen as those that have potential to revolutionize winemaking. His background is in production, and products are chosen from that standpoint. Please see video below on the Pickering AutoVin Barrel Filler.

Pregler's choices focus more on vineyard tasks. In "Beat the Heat" he'll discuss three cool new products to help protect workers from heat stress and keep OSHA happy: a breathable, full-body filtration suit that prevents heat buildup, a positive-flow air purifying respirator and a heat index meter. In a second demonstration, he'll discuss flow meters—a vital topic to the Central Coast, which is facing a water shortage. He chooses products that are smart, make your tasks easier and provide cost or labor savings.

The schedule is as follows:

Tues., March 19, 11:15 a.m.: Flow Meters with Bill Pregler

Tues., March 19, 4:45 p.m.: Aaquatools UV Light Barrel Sanitizer with Curtis Phillips

Wed., March 20, 11:45 a.m.: Beat the Heat with Bill Pregler

Wed., March 20, 1:00 p.m.: Pickering AutoVin Barrel Filler with Curtis Phillips 

All will be held on the Demo Stage in Commercial Building 1 at the Paso Robles Events Center throughout WiVi March 19-20.

Presented by Wine Business Monthly and Precision Ag Consulting, WiVi will be held March 19-20 in Paso Robles, Calif. Winemakers, viticulturists and industry business owners are invited to WiVi to network with their peers, hear industry updates and walk the sold-out tradeshow floor featuring over 130 suppliers.  

Advance registration to the tradeshow and symposium available at


2013 Cool Products from Unified -- Pickering Barrel Filler/Topper

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