NMR wine profiling can determine key authenticity parameters such as grape variety, vintage year and possible water addition.

The second-generation module of the FoodScreener for wine profiling allows easy and cost-efficient NMR-based wine analysis. For the first time, wine analysis is also available 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.

The 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 analysed 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 a consistency check for grape variety and origin. Samples are processed at minimum cost and at a new level of efficiency.

Haro Wine Research Centre at La Rioja (EEH) director Montserrat Iñiguez Crespo said: "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."

Bruker BioSpin’s Applied, Industrial and Clinical (AIC) for Food, Feed and Beverages division key account manager Markus Link said: "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."

"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."