In the UK, wine consumption continues to grow year on year, as high quality products are sold at ever improving value to the consumer in a competitive and saturated market. This can put producers under pressure to create products at a lower price point - leading to underhand cost saving methods being used. This has a negative effect on quality of produce, through tactics such as chaptalisation, the addition of artificial colorants or acid additions.
Fera’s innovative methods can highlight these tactics via a plethora of wine analysis methods. By utilising a multidisciplinary approach, Fera can provide an overall snapshot of wine samples, evaluating their quality against known and lesser known adulteration tactics. Overall isotope ratio methods are used as the backbone of our wine analysis capability, utilising UKAS accredited approaches to match your sample to known datasets, showing us increasingly useful insights into the product makeup - including geographical origin and basic composition. These insights can verify the authenticity of your products, strengthening your brand and putting your customers at ease.
Our other wine analysis methods, including illegal dye screening of prohibited dyes, give highly detailed reports with clear, useful conclusions for you to use to mitigate future risks to your wine supply chain integrity.
We help you protect the consumer as well as your brand image, all while making sure you can trace the product through your supply chain.
|Isotope ratio (includes: (D/H)I & II, 13C and 18O)||SNIF-NMR and IR-MS||20 working days for analysis|
|Free and Total Sulphur Dioxide||Iodometric titration||10 working days|
|Alcoholic Stength by volume||Steam distillation and densitometry||10 working days|
|Natamycin screen (positive reported if above 5µg/L)||LC-MS||20 working days|
|Natamycin quantification (of a positive result)||LC-MS||15 working days|
Auramine O, Butter Yellow, Fast Garnet, Metanil Yellow, Oil Orange SS, Orange II, Para Red, Rhodamine B, Sudan Black B, Sudan I, Sudan II, Sudan III, Sudan, Orange G, Sudan Red 7B, Sudan Red B, Sudan Red G, Toluidine Red
|LCMS/MS||10 working days|
Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Zinc, Silver, Cadium, Lead and Arsenic.
|ICP-MS||15 working days|
|Total dry matter||OIV method||20 working days|
|3-MPD & cyclic diglycerols||GC-MS||10 working days|
|Ash Furnace||10 working days|
|Glucose and Fructose||HPLC||10 working days|
|Citric Acid||HPLC||10 working days|
|Sorbic Acid||HPLC||10 working days|
|Benzoic Acid||HPLC||10 working days|
|Ethyl Carbamate||GC-MS||10 working days|
|Hydroxymethylfurfural||HPLC||10 working days|
Aspartame, Acesulfame-K and Saccharin.
|HPLC||10 working days|
Tartrazine, Quinoline Yellow, Sunset Yellow, Carmoisine, Ponceau 4R, Allura Red, Patent Blue, Brilliant Blue,Green S and Indigo Carmine.
|HPLC||10 working days|
|Ochratoxin A||HPLC||10 working days|
|Methanol||GC-MS||10 working days|
|Pesticide screen||Full suite (GC and LC, 350)|
Through these wine analysis methods we can highlight wine adulteration that may occur from growing to bottling.
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