Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2012, Volume 15, Issue 1

Wine Quality Assurance Using Mass Spectrometry Techniques

Oana Romina Dinca , Roxana Elena Ionete , Diana Costinel

National Institute for Research and Development for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICIT Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, P.O. Box Raureni 7, 240050, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania

*Corresponding author: Oana Dinca, E-mail:

Published: May 2012


Wines produced in different geographical regions will each have their specific character dictated by the climate, latitude and altitude. In wine authentication a key issue is to find suitable markers such as oxygen, carbon and strontium stable isotopes which record the isotopic composition of the vine source of water and the climatic condition experienced by the grape vine. These stable isotopes have been explored extensively to detect wine adulteration or for proving the claimed origin. Also, wine aroma is a very important parameter in terms of rigorous quality requirements. This work gives an overview on the most sensitive techniques applied for wine fingerprinting, considering information about environmental and technological aspects of wine geographical authentication.


Wine, stable isotopes, fraud detection, ICP-MS, IRMS, GC-MS.

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