wine industry http://www.kplu.org en Kalama wine bottle plant to restart, kick out 100 million bottles http://www.kplu.org/post/kalama-wine-bottle-plant-restart-kick-out-100-million-bottles <p>KALAMA, Wash. &mdash; Workers have jackhammered out tons of glass that hardened in an electrical furnace after it failed at a wine bottle plant at Kalama.</p><div><p>The old furnace has been removed and the Bennu Glass company is installing a new furnace that will be fueled by liquid oxygen to heat molten glass to 2,800 degrees.</p><p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:29:37 +0000 The Associated Press 4104 at http://www.kplu.org Kalama wine bottle plant to restart, kick out 100 million bottles Wine makers fret over cool spring, still hope for good vintage http://www.kplu.org/post/wine-makers-fret-over-cool-spring-still-hope-good-vintage <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-970534.mp3</p><p>Northwest winemakers are holding out hope for a good 2011 vintage despite this being the coldest spring they can remember in decades. Growers say they&rsquo;re plants are about three weeks behind their usual growth for this time of year. Wed, 25 May 2011 19:58:57 +0000 Anna King 1671 at http://www.kplu.org Wine makers fret over cool spring, still hope for good vintage