Bruker, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of scientific instruments, has launched its second NMR-based food quality control solution – NMR WineScreener 2.0 – to evaluate quality of wines.

The first product offered by Bruker on the same hard- and software platform was the NMR JuiceScreener.

The new NMR WineScreener can be used to evaluate more than 110 parameters under push button automation, including targeted analysis of over 50 quantification parameters and up to 60 statistical parameters, covering areas such as geographical origin, grape variety and vintage year.

This is in addition to the large number of analytical parameters obtained already in a single NMR measurement, making the new solution offer low costs per sample and per individual parameter.

The wine analysis done by the WineScreener is based on over 5,000 wines measured during the last 15 months period.

The NMR-based wine-analysis is offered by WineSpin Analytics and Eurofins.

Bruker applied NMR development director Dr Manfred Spraul said, "We are convinced that the NMR WineScreener 2.0 initiates a new era in food quality control and are working towards the accreditation of the system in coordination with government control agencies."

The NMR WineScreener also provides a specification sheet detailing the analysis results.

NMR WineScreener 2.0 was unveiled at the Germany’s INTERVITIS INTERFRUCTA 2013, the international technology trade fair for wine, fruit, fruit juice and spirits.

Image: NMR WineScreener 2.0 showing regional models for Riesling wines in Germany. Photo courtesy of Bruker Corporation.