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Automated Wet Chemical Analysis: Top Six Wine Spoilers

Wine is a product which dynamically evolves throughout the entire production process, starting from the grape harvest, fermentation process to bottling. Correct maturation of the grapes and management...

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What Is in Your Wine Glass?

The 2017 harvest of wine grapes in Europe and California was full of variability. A very low yield compared to 2016 was expected in Europe ranging from 16% less in Spain to 21% less in France and Ital...

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5 Popular Food and Beverage Additives That May Be Hazardous

1) High Fructose Corn SyrupMono- and disaccharide sugar determinations are often used in the food and beverage industry to ensure the quality of a formulated product, to maintain or select for desired...

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Did You Have an Early Harvest?

The 2015 growing season for wine grapes was particularly challenging in California. Enduring the grip of a vicious four-year drought (link to CNBC article), water allotments were a fraction of normal ...

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What’s in Your Barley?

With Oktoberfest coming up soon, people around the world will be enjoying pints of cold, crisp beer. Have you ever wondered what’s behind that hoppy taste?Brewing beer requires good quality raw ingred...

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Is That Really Clean Water?

When someone says “clean water,” what image comes to mind? For consumers, it could be a glass of clear, sparkling water but for many environmental agencies, this can range from a clear liquid to a mud...

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