Field of Hops
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Steve Lay

Hops and Yeast Make The Beer

Hops are a unique cone shape design from Mother Nature. This plant is one of the most popular ingredient in modern beer. Yeast is what makes beer have a great mouthfeel and also works with hops for aromas and flavors. Until the 1800’s no one knew what yeast was-it was the magical ingredient harvested in one beer and put into another batch. And yes yeast grows naturally in nature.

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NFC Code on bottle
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Steve Lay

Winery Consumer Contact Strategies

Creativity is not innovation and vice versa.  Creativity, according to KeyDecisions.com, is recognized as fresh ideas and innovations are about implementation of creative advancements. The

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Cover Crop
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Steve Lay

The Vineyards Cover Crop

What the wine industry does to conserve and manage the vineyard. In California’s Wine Country, winter is a time when brown hillsides turn green and

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Ken Koleszar
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Steve Lay

Some Words From Ken

Knowledge of raw materials, equipment, care in manufacturing gives our clients quality products! The following comes from a presentation by our own Ken Koleszar-IOW Operations.

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Toasting with wine
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Steve Lay

The Toast To . . .

Proper Toasting Is an Art Form Not to Be a Casual Exercise My first exposure to the seriousness of “toasting” came from my time in

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