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Winemaking Enzymes: Understanding the basics of pectin and pectinases

Basics of enzyme chemistry, their role in winemaking, & mystery of enzyme “cocktails”. Explanation of how enzymes are produced and steps that differentiate them on the market today & timing and practical usage of winemaking enzymes is explained as we define the Laffort range of enzymes.

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Seriously Rose with Laffort

Join Christophe Rossi, Provencal Rose Specialist: a seminar addressing the highly technical nature of producing rose wines with numerous complex hues and aromas. Laffort has expanded our expertise to offer a range of targeted products adapted for superior rose wines.

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Dealing with Sluggish or Stuck Fermentations: Common Causes and Remediations

Common causes and remediation of stuck fermentations will be discussed including prevention, signs of slowing, recommended analysis, risk management, and steps to get it going again while maintaining wine quality.

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Chitosan – A new way to protect your wine in the cellar

Join Bastien Nazaris, Research Development and Innovations Manager at LAFFORT® France. We will give a background on chitosan and how it works as an anti-microbial agent specifically with Brettanomyces and we will cover how to make the chitosan addition and the longevity in the wine.

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Aging Tannins - Boost your wine's potential

Join Jillian Johnson DeLeon, Technical Winemaker, for a discussion on aging tannins; what they are and when and why to use them. We will cover the different sources of aging tannins, the potential benefits to the wine, and how to conduct bench trials in a one hour webinar

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Mastering Wine Stability

Garett Savage from LAFFORT® will present an in-depth discussion of the factors involved in wine stability; microbiological, protein, color and tartrates.
He will also discuss the potential interactions of enological products and their relationship to stability.

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Making your Wines Sparkle – Tirage Bottling

Join Francois Botton, Spark Technical Manager at LAFFORT®, for an informational webinar on the key points to look at for sparkling wine tirage bottling.

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March Mouthfeel Madness

In this session we will discuss the tools available, such as QUERTANINS®, manno-protein products, and gum Arabic, and give guidelines for timing and implementation with bottling calendars. Even before bottling, great increases in quality can be made.

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Tools for Oxygen Management & Monitoring

Covering general information on oxygen & look at its transfer and consumption on a chemical level in wine. We will review the tools wineries use to measure oxygen in wine throughout the winemaking process. Then we will discuss controlling dissolved oxygen with micro and macro oxygenation.

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Bio-protection and reducing SO2

Join us for a review of results from extensive research trials our R&D team did in the development of our new ZYMAFLORE® EGIDE, mix of Metschnikowia and Torulaspora, adapted for direct application on fruit and juice.

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Think Pink: Mastering Provencal Rosé

Christophe Rossi, the LAFFORT® resident Provence Rosé expert, returns to present the techniques used in the production of the ever popular elegant and floral Provencal Rosés. We will cover phenolic management, Stabulation, & Thiol enhancing products & grape processing techniques.

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Making your Wines Sparkle – Base Wine Preparation

Join Francois Botton, Spark Technical Manager at LAFFORT®, for a webinar on the key points to look at for when making base wines at harvest. We will discuss harvest parameters, grape processing and pressing, juice preparation, fining and phenolic management.

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Maximizing Wine Potential with Juice Fining

In this seminar, we will work to break down the myth about juice fining lowing the potential quality of a wine. We will introduce new fining agents, discuss the timing of addition, and the ability to prevent oxidation during aging and post bottling.

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Winemaking Yeasts – From the Basics to New Strains

Shaun Richardson from LAFFORT® USA will examine the history of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, & how we classify this yeast in winemaking according to some of the most common parameters, the killer factor, fructophilia, nitrogen demand, the capacity to produce vinyl phenols, and SO2 production.

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Making the Right Choice For Enzymes for Winemaking

Join Shaun Richardson from LAFFORT® USA to investigate how we differentiate the many types of pectinases, and how we can tell the properties each has, and the best enzyme is for specific applications.

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Using Fermentation Tannins to Preserve Natural Grape Tannins

In this seminar we will review the “sacrificial tannin” action & the specific wine quality benefits of using fermentation tannins. We will show research from an experiment with Fresno State, using a combination of two different fermentation tannins during grape processing & maceration.

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Harvest Refresh - Red Wine Protocols

Join us for a talk on protocols, products and timing of additions for making different styles of red wines, from grape to through fermentation. We will look at cold soak, non-saccharomyces for bio-protection, fermentation tannins, enzymes, yeast selection, and fermentation nutrition.

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Harvest Refresh - White & Rosé Wine Protocols

Join us for techniques, products & protocols for making aromatic white & rosé wines, from grape through fermentation. We will look at pressing techniques to reduce phenolic extraction, juice fining, stabulation, yeast selection, fermentation nutrition & aroma protection with glutathione.

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Harvest Refresh - Malolactic Fermentation

Join us for a review on ML fermentation in general, an in depth look at malic acid and how to complete ML in high and low malic acid conditions, a discussion on diacetyl, and a review of the Laffort range of ML bacteria options.

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Stuck Fermentation with Garett

Struggling with stuck or sluggish fermentations? Join Garett as he talks about causes and treatment.

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