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12-06-2014

Bordeaux to host FOSS wine conference

Two day event exploring the value of technology innovation

FOSS will host a wine conference in Bordeaux, France on the 16-17 June with an extensive programme drawing on the experience of leading specialists from the global wine industry.

The two-day event will address various topics within the global wine industry with focus on innovations to improve wine making. The conference includes keynote speakers from France, Italy, Portugal and Germany. Topics, include:

  • Phenolic maturity control and raw material quality
  • Use of portable solutions for vineyard mapping
  • New approach for evaluation of Grape aromatic potential by FTIR

On the second day, a technical tour will visit wineries in the St. Emilion wine district. A cooperative will show how the WineScan solution is used as part of their payment programme to grape growers and a smaller winery will demonstrate how the OenoFoss can be used for process control throughout the wine making process.

FOSS in wine

For many years, FOSS has provided solutions designed to make wine analysis simple. FOSS solutions for wine analysis help wine makers at all stages of wine production – from measuring grape soundness and maturity at harvest time through the fermentation process to key wine specifications before bottling. New innovative technologies for optimizing quality control have been introduced to the wine industry by FOSS with the most recent example being the award-winning WineScan SO2 for rapid, integrated measurement of free and total sulphur dioxide analysis.

User experiences with the WineScan SO2 are captured in these two video reports from the latest edition of In Focus.

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