NMR & EPR Food Analysis Solutions

Wine Profiling

The global wine market will be worth over USD420 billion by 2023. Wine is a premium-priced commodity with price ranging from less than £5 a bottle in the mass volume market to well

Fraud in the Wine Industry

While in recent years, wine consumption has decreased, consumers still perceive wine as a natural and
authentic beverage. The trend is showing that while consumption is down, revenue is stable. Meaning
that people are spending more for better quality wine. The main criteria among consumers in choosing
a quality wine are the region, followed by the denomination of origin, and finally the grape variety, to the
detriment of the wine grower. Therefore, the incentive to defraud wine and increase profit is high.
Unfortunately, the detection of fraudulent wine related to false DO declarations, regions or grape varieties
has been very challenging due to a lack of analytical methods available. The consequences of wine fraud
are devastating for the wine growers because they erode the consumers’ confidence in DO, regions
or grape varietals, leading to a plummet in sales. Bruker’s Wine-Profiling solution is an innovative and
powerful way to detect and prevent wine fraud.



  • Comprehensive screening of authenticity in one method.
  • Analysis takes 20 minutes
  • Fully automated method, no NMR expertise is required.
  • The comprehensive and robust database of reference wines covers many origins and grape varieties. It was developed in partnership with WinespinAnalytics, Eurofins Analytics France and Estación Enológica de Haro.
  • ISO17025-18 accreditation. The Bruker BAS laboratory is accredited for WineProfiling 4.0, guaranteeing extensive validation of all the underlying tests.
  • The method complies to the official OIV proton NMR (1H NMR) method for quantification of six key parameters in wine – glucose, malic acid, acetic acid, fumaric acid, shikimic acid and sorbic acid  - included in the over 50 compounds that the Wine-Profiling 4.0 can quantify for quality control purpose.


Due to its unique “all-in-one“ capabilities, high-resolution 1H-NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) spectroscopy, combined with multivariate statistical chemometrics, is a powerful tool for testing the authenticity and quality of wine. Wine-Profiling can detect several hundred compounds in a wine sample simultaneously, which are used to characterize the wine through a comprehensive database of reference wines. The database is routinely updated with new variants for grape variety and geographical verification, providing a reliable, up-to-date, reference library

With Wine-Profiling 4.0 You Can:

  • „Check origin consistency: country, region, appellation* (e.g. DO, AOC)
  • Check grape variety consistency of monovarietal wines
  • Check quality grade consistency of Spanish red wine
  • Check vintage consistency of white wines from the three previous years
  • Analyze composition of wine
  • Detect atypical samples by comparison to reference wine samples
  • „ Detect addition of water to wine
NMR wine-profiling: Hungarian wine model
How to Verify Wine Authenticity Defending Its Integrity with NMR and ETS Labs Digital Signature


Service & Life Cycle Support for Magnetic Resonance and Preclinical Imaging

Bruker’s commitment to provide customers with unparalleled help throughout the buying cycle, from initial inquiry to evaluation, installation, and the lifetime of the instrument is now characterized by the LabScape service concept.

LabScape Maintenance Agreements, On-Site On-Demand and Enhance Your Lab are designed to offer a new approach to maintenance and service for the modern laboratory