Wine analysis

Aromatic Cabernet Sauvignon from the beautiful Bordeaux in France, strong Tempranillo from Spain or the classic Riesling from the local winemaker in Germany. Wine is one of the most multifaceted foods in the world and there is something for almost every palate. This is due to the fact that viticulture is one of the oldest agricultural branches of mankind and the cultivation of various grape varieties began worldwide thousands of years ago. Today, it is impossible to imagine a restaurant without a fine wine to accompany fine meals; the per capita consumption of wine in Germany has been constant for decades at around 20 liters per year (German Wine Institute, DWI).

Unfortunately, due to its high value and the complex global supply chains, wine is susceptible to fraud and counterfeiting and repeatedly makes the headlines. All the more important is a complete control of the quality and authenticity of the alcoholic beverage. FoodQS offers a modern and comprehensive nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR)-based wine analysis at its site in Bayreuth – so-called Wine-Profiling™. Compared to classical analytical techniques, it captures many analytical parameters with just a single measurement.

What does Wine-Profiling™ using NMR offer?

Quantification of up to 50 ingredients (sugars, acids, polyphenols, alcohols, amino acids, stabilizers, spoilage parameters).

With the help of the worldwide unique reference database with more than 26000 wines, the following information can be verified:

  • Specific countries and regions of origin as well as protected designations of origin
  • Grape variety of certain monovarietal wines
  • Vintage of different wines (three previous vintages)
  • Unknown deviations from typical wines
  • Addition of water

If required, additional parameters such as pesticides or microbiological criteria can be examined in addition to the NMR analysis.

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