On the stream of IOF2020 (internet of food and farm) that explore the potential of new technologies (internet of things) in the food and farming industry, the partners ISVEA, Wenda, Vinidea, SIVE, Vinideas and Highclere consulting are collaborating to develop a test to assess the wine tolerance to exposure to high temperatures and a system to track the wine integrity during transportation.
To simulate the thermal stress suffered by the wine, ISVEA laboratories have organized tests in climatic chambers on various time/temperature combinations. Those wines were then analyzed to determine the variations in sensorial and chemical parameters (basic composition, chromatic pattern, polyphenolic profile using HPLC-MS, heavy metal content…). Moreover, thanks to the Edmuch Mach Fundation, the volatile components-based alterations have been studied through GC-MS/MS as well as the sulfonated metabolites production through UHPLC-MS/MS. Finally, a multifactorial statistical analysis has been carried out to identify thermal stress markers to estimate the wine tolerance rate to high temperatures exposure.
Then a digital platform that allow the wine integrity tracking, thanks to digital services, obtaining key information in real time on transport conditions (temperatures, shocks) is being developed.
It also allows to receive information from clients and partners until the final retailers (wine bars or restaurants) on the product conditions at box opening (comments/claims on cork raising or spilling, liquid leakage, bottle breaking, label scratching etc.) and to supply directly the final retailer with data on marketing or quality.
IoF2020 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 731884. Visit iof2020.eu for more information about the project