Bruker introduces new and enhanced Wine-Profiling solution based on NMR

Update of NMR FoodScreener™ module for wine now delivers easy and cost efficient analysis for quality and authenticity of samples regarding origin, variety and addition of water


NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – March 9, 2015 – This substantially enhanced second-generation module of the FoodScreener™ for wine profiling allows easy and cost-efficient NMR-based wine analysis, now for the first time also for key regions in France, Italy and Spain.  In addition to geographical origin, NMR Wine Profiling can determine further key authenticity parameters such as grape variety, vintage year and possible water addition.  This comprehensive solution offers a quick, fully automated and cost-efficient tool to ensure wine quality and authenticity, protecting brand integrity and consumer confidence. 
Based on the integrated solution of targeted and non-targeted analysis, a large number of relevant parameters can be analyzed within one measurement. This results in very low cost per parameter per sample compared to conventional analysis where multiple different analytical techniques are needed. In addition the NMR solution provides unique possibilities for the consistency check for grape variety and origin, Samples are therefore processed at minimum cost and at a new level of efficiency. 
Montserrat Iñiguez Crespo, Directora at Estación Enológica de Haro La Rioja (EEH) stated: “The Estación Enológica de Haro is looking forward using the FoodScreener for wine profiling to protect La Rioja’s wine industry quality standards. Based on the convincing results, we have decided to purchase this solution to participate directly in the further development of Wine Profiling, especially for Spain.”

Markus Link, Key account manager for Food, Feed and Beverages at Bruker BioSpin’s Applied, Industrial and Clinical (AIC) division, explained, “In collaboration with international experts from governmental control, analytical service providers and wine producers we have been enabled to build a high quality and comprehensive  wine database on a worldwide basis for our new and enhanced wine profiling solution.” He continued, “The non-targeted NMR screening capability also allow identification of unexpected and unknown deviations,  that can represent adulteration or undetected quality issues. This provides a unique advantage for our customers in the wine industry and the consumer.”
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