Thiol identification in wine

Thiol identification in wine

Dr Rob Keyzers is working with Pernod-Ricard Brancott Estate laboratory to develop a cost effective, reliable and non-toxic equivalent to the oranomercury-based methods currently used to trap wine thiols in order to concentrate them for analysis by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS).

Objective

Experts and Industry partners for the production and sale of the SPME fibres.

Unique Selling Propositions
  • Thiol testing in wines e.g. sauvingnon blanc
Applications
  • Currently not done as test is mercury based.
  • Winemakers can improve quality of wine by measuring volatile thiols.
Project Status

Proof of Concept - Early prototype built