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.
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