Anti-fraud system

Mon 21 Jun 2004

According to Decanter Magazine, Spanish scientists have developed a new test which can detect if the wine in the bottle is genuine or not.

Known as 'atmoic spectrometry', the technique measures the trace metals in the wine - which come from the soil of origin - and then compares the findings to a databank of the wine's known 'fingerprints'. The scientists - from the University of Seville - claim the system is 100% accurate and expect it to replace current anti-fraud measures (eg bottle etching, microchip technology) used by many Champagne houses and other luxury wine producers around the world.


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