WISA’s Wine Industry Impact Awards recognise the best of Australian wine industry suppliers. This year BHF were joint winners with Torresan in the Packaging category. The winners were announced at a gala dinner on October 18 at Adelaide Town Hall.
BHF Technologies will be exhibiting at the 17th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference & Trade Exhibition this year, stand number 1541. Love to see you there!
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WISA’s inaugural Wine Industry Impact Awards recognise the impact wine industry suppliers have on the capabilities and competitiveness of Australian wine producers. BHF were joint finalists with Vinpac International in the wine packaging category.
The winners were announced at a gala dinner on October 20 at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide, with Blue H2O and Vinpac taking home the award.
This article goes into more detail about how Blue H2O and Vinpac secured a nomination for the award.
The Australian wine export market, which in 2013 accounted for over 65% of all sales, has recently seen some positive market signals, including a low Australian dollar, an increase in imports of Australian wine by China, and the signing and implementation of Trade Agreements between Australia and trading partners China, Japan, and Korea. According to wine industry law firm Finlaysons, Australian winemaking is at a crossroads, with some operators contemplating closing due to price pressure, while others are viewing the climate as an opportunity to expand operations and invest in capital. As suppliers to the industry we have witnessed expansion and growth in many wine production operations.
Filtration plays a significant role in bottling plants. Apart from the product itself, filtration can apply to the water used to clean bottles and air and gas required for the bottling process. The aim is to prevent microbes and contaminants reaching the finished product, and thus reduce the chances of spoilage. As more and more Australian wine is being exported, and given the significant lag between production and consumption for exported wine, product stability and shelf-life have become increasingly important factors.
BHF Technologies was a proud exhibitor at the 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference in Sydney from 13th to 18th July 2013. For those who couldn’t make the event here is an overview of what we presented.
The SIHA oenological products from Germany, and the associated wines made available for tasting, proved popular. Several visitors were unaware that SIHA made anything other than their popular Active G Bentonite, and were impressed with the quality of wines across a wide range of wine styles, produced with the aid of SIHA products.
Prominent on the stand was a nitrogen generator skid from Parker Domnick Hunter. Many visitors were not aware that we supply nitrogen generators through our partnership with Parker. Nitrogen generation can be complex in regard to the correct setup and sizing of systems, which is unique for each application, but the mechanism of gas separation using carbon molecular sieves is surprisingly simple. Parker’s gas generation expert Michael Byrne was on hand on day one to field technical questions.
BHF Technologies had three posters on display at their booth:
If you missed out this year, we hope to see you at the 2016 Conference.