Péter Szaszák

Diagnosticum

How NMR Technology is Combating Wine Fraud in Europe

Hear how scientists from the Hungarian Wine Consortium, comprised of Bruker and Diagnosticum, are working on an exciting initiative to prevent wine fraud. The program uses NMR FoodScreener technology from Bruker BioSpin to rapidly detect a ‘fingerprint’ of 53 different chemical elements in Hungarian wines which can then be used to identify and authenticate wines, providing information on vintage year, region of origin and wine type as well as any adulteration.

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Péter Szaszák
NMR

Péter Szaszák

Biography

Diagnosticum project director, Péter Szaszák, is spearheading the anti-wine fraud campaign in Hungary. More

Péter Szaszák

Diagnosticum

Diagnosticum project director, Péter Szaszák, is spearheading the anti-wine fraud campaign in Hungary. Tucked away in the far north-east of the country, the town of Szerencs lies at the gateway to Hungary’s famous Tokaj wine region and plays host to the laboratories of the company Diagnosticum Inc. With its headquarters in Budapest, the company was established in 1989 as a Swiss-Hungarian Joint Venture Company to manufacture biochemistry reagents and immunology kits. Diagnosticum is sponsored by the Hungarian Government and the European Commission to create a national wine ‘map’ and works in close collaboration with Bruker BioSpin to provide the traceability and certification of authenticity that the Hungarian wine industry needs. All wineries are required to participate.