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The Automated Nose of a Master of Wine

New Nuclear Magnetic Resonance method for faster sample preparation: Since there exist only 417 Masters of Wine globally globally (and their palates and noses), who are amazing in identifying wines by grape varietal or blend, type, vintage, and location, it is a good idea to have some automated backup when it comes to wine fraud detection. Besides other analytical methods, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy can be used in the authentication of wine and the new proton measurement 1H method with easier sample preparation is recommended for the investigation of wine fraud, such as the addition of water or sugar. NMR Spectroscopy measures several compounds of a wine at once and therefore is able to detect a fingerprint of a wine, for example the geographic origin.

Find this and more information in our Food Fraud Database.


Picture Credit Susanne Kuehne

Posted on 16 March 2021