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Salem business refurbishes old wine barrels

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Monday, November 04, 2013

Salem business reWine Barrels restores old wine barrels so they can be used to make more wine, instead of being used as planters or other decor.

“I’m looking at 200-year-old trees,” Dollinger said. “Those barrels get sold for planters.”

An unexpected advantage discovered through their now patent-pending system is it also sterilizes the barrels.

ETS Laboratories in St. Helena, Calif., ran tests on the refurbished barrels and found reWine’s process eliminated the presence of Brettanomyces, a yeast that can potentially spoil wine.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

 

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