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 spetrometer for this purpose, as all elements can be determined at the same time, simultaneously.

 

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.
 
 

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