USA: ConeTech and ABT realign under BevZero name

ConeTech, self-acclaimed world leader in alcohol and flavor management service, who in 1991 pioneered the use of vacuum distillation for alcohol removal in wine, along with Advanced Beverage Technologies (ABT) and its family of companies, will merge with and under the brand name BevZero.

ConeTech pioneered a process in 1991 which has, for many hundreds of winemakers around the globe, become a standard winemaking tool. ConeTech first introduced the Spinning Cone Column to the wine industry and more recently GoLo, a patented de-alcoholization technology, allowing it to service not only wine, but also beer, cider and spirits.

Prior to this merger, BevZero was a North America beverage industry strategic advisor providing innovative solutions and streamlined supply chain processes for non-alcoholic and cannabinoid-infused beverage brands including wine, beer, spirits and cider.

BevZero can now service beverage brands of all sizes to take a product from brainstorm to bottle, producing the highest quality lower and no-alcohol beverages. From non-alcoholic beers and lower alcohol wines to rapidly aged spirits and cannabis infused drinks,

BevZero will use its expertise in formulation, supply chain management and exclusive access to advanced technology to service a wide range of global clients fulfilling their needs throughout the product development process. The company will continue to provide alcohol adjustment and other existing beverage services to its clients.

Under the new structure, BevZero, led by CEO Debbie Novograd in close partnership with President & COO Jerome Nathan, will have a unified approach with a centralized mission of serving its clients' needs across both the services and equipment divisions.                 

Novograd noted: "When Tony Dann founded the original company 30 years ago, it was with a singular mission, to bring an innovative solution to the wine industry as the leading alcohol adjustment service provider. As we take BevZero's mission into the next 30 years, we will continue to bring innovative solutions to market and help our beverage partners deliver on industry trends using our expertise, technologies and services. With the creation of premium, high-quality no-alc and low alc products, our goal is to redefine the drinking public's relationship with social beverages for a healthier, more interesting and delicious future."              

With the realignment, BevZero, headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, will operate its international service centers in California, Spain, and South Africa now under the BevZero name and will look to expand consulting, advisory and equipment offerings throughout the growing European market.

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