The SmartBarrel provides an effective, economical, and reliable solution for the safe storage of wine during racking, aging, and bulk storage. This technology was developed over years of experimentation based on Dr. Singh’s unsurpassed knowledge of flexible pharmaceutical processing. The key component of the SmartBarrel is the patented diptube. The wine is stored in single-use liners that have extremely low oxygen permeability. The contact materials have been used for bag-in-box systems for years and are known not to impart odors or other negative effects.
All operations with the SmartBarrel are done with wine pumps. The diptube is connected to the liner using a standard 2” triclamp. Wine is pumped into the liner through the fill/drain port on the diptube. Wine is removed by pumping out of the fill/drain port. As wine is removed, the liner collapses so headspace is never created. No topping off is ever needed. The perforated design of the diptube ensures that the clean wine is automatically drawn out first. Sampling using a traditional wine thief introduces air and can cause cross-contamination. The SmartBarrel does not use a wine thief. Samples are taken using a vacuum aspirator that assures that nothing is introduced into the wine during sampling.