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IQ 2019 Preview: Innovative Product Award Winners

The fifth annual Innovation + Quality forum celebrates innovative products in the wine inudstry
by Press Release
May 17, 2019

Napa, Calif.—Throughout the year, Wine Business Monthly aims to help wineries and wine grapegrowers evaluate and successfully deploy innovative new products introduced into the industry. Our editorial staff regularly writes about new products and new product categories that assist in the advancement of wine quality from vineyard to bottle. 

From these, as well as from submissions by winemakers around the world, and with the help of the 2019 Innovation + Quality Board, WBM has chosen the winners of the fifth annual Innovative Product Awards, based on innovation and relevancy to ultra-premium wineries and wine brands. 

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2019 Innovative Product Award Winners

ConeTech for the development of a new, proprietary method of smoke taint removal, utilizing a combination of low-pressure spinnning cone distillation.

Amorim for the development of NDtech, an individualized qualtiy control screening technology for natrual cork stoppers, ensuring a natural cork with a non-detectable TCA guarantee. Portocork uses this technology as well, calling it ICON certified. 

G3 Enterprises for the RoboBottle, a tool to aid the bottling-line mechanics in setting the line for specific bottle shapes.

Bird Control Group for the Autonomic Bird Laser, a bird repellent system that uses a fully automated robotic laser that runs 24 hours a day to scare birds away from the vieyard.

Enartis for the Zenith range, a new solution to wine tartrate stabilization. Zenith inhibits the formation and growth of potassium bitartrate crystals, preventing their precipitation in bottles. 

About IQ Connect

Join us on May 22 for the opening night soiree celebrating the leading innovators in ultra-premium winemaking and raising funds to support smoke taint research.

Held in the newly renovated Mansion Gardens at the Silverado Resort, IQ CONNECT will feature select bars pouring wines made by IQ Advisory Board Members, select Green Medal Award Winners and more!

Tickets to IQ Connect are $95. Admittance is included with an Innovation + Quality 2018 Session Pass. For more information, visit or call 707-940-4749.

About Innovation + Quality

Innovation + Quality (IQ) 2019 is the fifth annual forum for ultra-premium wineries focused on cutting-edge innovations that advance wine quality. This two-day event takes place May 22-23, 2019 at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa Valley.

This event is produced by Wine Business Monthly, the leading print publication for the wine industry, in partnership with Napa Valley Vintners and the Napa County Farm Bureau.

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