According to the writer Kelsey Knoedler, Czech wines are “the best wines you’ve never tasted.”

She explains: Czechs take their wine seriously. And they drink more wine than their country can produce. So traditionally, experiencing the excellent wines of the Czech Republic required one to visit. But in recent years, Czechia has begun promoting South Moravia’s wine region to compete in international markets.

It was in this setting that Jim Raflores, Global Sales Manager for Aire-O2, was proud to be the featured speaker at a recent conference in the Czech Republic. Prepared by the National Agricultural Museum in cooperation with the Slovak National Museum, the National Open-Air Museum, the Kladruby nad Labem National Stud Farm, the Czech ICOM Committee, the Association of Museums and Galleries of the Czech Republic, and the Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the conference discussed issues including rural land use, agriculture, forestry and the food industry with a cross-sectional visit to museums and their collections. And, importantly, the region’s growing wine industry. The conference aimed to present and confront its approaches to the issue of rural presentation and agriculture.

The conference program consisted of a Presentation on Operator Services, a Presentation on University-backed Testing, an Applications/Projects Capability Presentation, and the Keynote Presentation by Jim. For decades, the Aire-O2 brand has been an integral solution for winemakers domestically and internationally, as the premier solution for solving wastewater treatment concerns in the industry.

Aire-O2 Triton aerator/mixer units at a Winery Lagoon System

Aire-O2 Triton aerator/mixer units at a winery lagoon system

Jim’s informative presentation presented the history of Aire-O2 and its long-term partnership with the wine-making industry. Jim shared an overview of the solutions Aer-O2 offers to help resolve a winemaker’s unique challenges. The Triton 2.0 was a focal point, illustrating its impressive features and benefits. Through videos, modeling, and data charts, Jim clearly showed the conference attendees how the innovations developed by Aire-O2 can help them continue to improve their stewardship of the environment through responsible wastewater treatment systems and focus their attentions on making the great wines that the Czech Republic is destined to be famous for.

Overall, it was a very successful evening, with a wine tasting and toast at the conclusion!