Wine Analysis


Shimadzu Science Selection – Well analysed red wine for you!

Wine is one of the oldest cultural products in human history. The oldest archaeological evidence of winemaking is an 8000-year old wine- and fruit press found near Damascus. As todays production is more and more increasing, this beverage has to be well monitored, in order to maintain consistent quality. The quality can be monitored with analysis of the elements mentioned by the European Union wine regulation. And more elements should be quantified as well, because they have a big influence to the final taste of the wine. A fast and safe way is to use the ICPE-9000 ICP-OES or ICPMS-2030 spectrometer for this purpose, as all elements can be determined at the same time, simultaneously. In order to answer all your questions on „the secrets of wine analysis“ various analytical technologies and methods of spectroscopy, chromatography, and mass spectrometry will be explained:

  1. Introduction to Wine Analysis, Uwe Oppermann, Shimadzu Europa GmbH
  2. Why do we need different GC Methods in Wine analysis? Prof. Erich Leitner, Technical University Graz
  3. Determination of wine color by UV-VIS spectroscopy, Johan Leinders, Shimadzu Benelux
  4. Analysis of Resveratrol in wine by HPLC, Dr. Gesa Schad & Robert Ludwig, Shimadzu Europa GmbH
  5. Quantitative analysis of elements in wine using „state of the art“ spectroscopy, Uwe Oppermann & Jan Knoop, Shimadzu Europa GmbH
  6. Analysis of pesticides in wine by LCMS, Stephane Moreau, Shimadzu Europa GmbH
  7. The secrets of wine tasting, Prof. Erich Leitner, Technical University Graz


Poster "Red Wine Analysis"

To see some results of your “Shimadzu Science Selection” red wine, a scientific poster already presented at ANAKON in 2013 can be viewed here.


Wine analysis with element analysis techniques

Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), using Shimadzu’s AA-7000.
Download application note here.

Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES), using Shimadzu´s ICPE-9800.
Download application note here


Packaging analysis

Further aspect of quality assurance is not only looking to the content – What about the packaging? An easy way to justify the quality of a glass bottle is to look at its generated UV-VIS-NIR spectra. Shimadzu’s UV-3600 Plus enables this kind of measurements
Impurities of iron
The impurities of iron are for example indicated by this spectrum due to recycling processes. Examples are provided here.
FTIR analysis
Are you interested in more applications, focussing on wine and its surroundings? For example the value of “must” can be determined by FTIR technique and many things more
Contact us  to receive more information.



Reprinted with the kind permission of International Labmate Ltd - first printed in International Labmate Buyers Guide 2014/15 -