PurityPlus® Argon: El Paso Winemakers Specialty Gas of Choice

Nitrogen (N2) might be the more customary of the noble gases used to blanket and preserve our food and beverages. It has its uses in winemaking, too. But winemakers usually choose argon (Ar) for blanketing wine tanks, carboys, and barrels. That, anyway, in any event, is the prevalent view of SYOXSA, Inc. winemaking customers here in El Paso. What draws them to Argon are these attributes: 1) unlike oxygen, argon won’t react with wine to occasion any intolerable characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its higher density assures that more of the gas will be in prolonged contact with the surface of the wine, thus banishing more oxygen (and its harmful effects) as well as thwarting microbial spoilage. Of course, there’s nothing else that preserves wine and defends it against O2 better than just filling it to the top of whatever it holds. If that isn’t possible, though – and just as an extra precaution – it’s argon to the rescue!
Using argon to purge the headspace in wine containers, regardless of what type they are, gets rid of oxygen by elevating it and whisking it away. This process is generally referred to as flushing or sparging, and it’s most effective. The displacement of oxygen by argon (or some other such inert gas) permits wine to be properly aged or kept safely in storage for indeterminate periods of time.
We’ll simply say here that SYOXSA, Inc. has been a significant provider of PurityPlus® argon (and nitrogen and other such preservation gases) to the El Paso food and beverage industry ever since we began trading in the marketplace. We’ve become a much sought-after source of these gases. So if winemaking is your pursuit, call on SYOXSA, Inc., your El Paso PurityPlus® Partner, for a steady, reliable source of the argon that’ll keep your wine flowing pure!