The Juice


Spotlight on Filipponi & Thompson Drilling

Since our inception in 2012, the Paso Robles CAB Collective has striven to promote the full potential of the Paso Robles AVA in producing superior red Bordeaux wines, largely thanks to the generous support from our sponsors. Today we’re giving a shout out to one of those sponsors: Filipponi & Thompson Drilling, Inc., a locally owned and operated company with deep roots on the Central Coast.

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The Tasting Panel

As our wine industry continues to grow and evolve, it’s more important than ever to have trustworthy publications that help educate, inform, and enhance the overall joy of wine for both members of the trade and the general public. One of those trusted sources is The Tasting Panel magazine. Not only is The Tasting Panel the most widely circulated trade publication in the beverage industry, but the magazine also supports the industry by sponsoring prestigious wine competitions and trade tastings across the nation. In addition, the magazine is one of the Paso Robles CAB Collective’s key sponsors, so we think they’re pretty great!

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Get to know Saxco

While it’s what’s in the bottle that ultimately matters to most people, don’t discount the importance of the entire package. We’re talking the glass bottle, the wine shippers, even the corks—they all make up a brand’s total package and are an important part of the business strategy. That’s where Saxco International comes in. As the leading provider of rigid printing and packaging solutions to the wine, beer, liquor and food industries, they are well versed in how to make a brand stand out—whether that brand is boutique, commercial or somewhere in between.

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The Sylvain Laboratory: Researching to Achieve Excellence

Guest blog from ITek Wine and the Sylvain Laboratory

” A good cooper must understand the wine maker’s problems and be able to provide appropriate solutions.”

Don’t look for lab tables or test tubes; in this research laboratory the star is wood. We could imagine that it was simply a barrel workshop, but it is here that tests are made to explore all the potentialities of the wood and their impact on the wine, depending on the grape varieties used and the feature we are looking for.

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Spotlight on Smurfit Kappa

We all know how important winemakers, vineyard managers and salespeople are to wine, but let’s not forget the significance of good packaging – it’s truly an extension of a brand and often the first thing a consumer will see. As one of the leading providers of paper-based package products in the world, Smurfit Kappa knows a thing or two about good packaging. Not only is this global company an important part of the wine industry, provide packaging solutions for everything from retail merchandise displays to cases and even bags in a box, Smurfit Kappa is also Paso Robles CAB Collective’s Title Sponsor and has been a supporter of ours for many years. Needless to say, we think they’re pretty great.

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