Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)
Australian Wine Research Institute · Glen Osmond, Australia · Established 1955 · AWRI supports Australian grape and wine producers with the development and adoption of innovative practices · Tannin Web Portal by Bika Lab Systems
Working alongside producers, AWRI aims to develop grape growing and wine making practices for quality production in constantly changing and challenging environments, with positive economical, social and environmental outcomes
The AWRI Tannin Web Portal is a Bika LIMS-based application that allows easy analysis of tannin, total phenolics and total pigment in red wines and ferments, using only a spectrophotometer and Internet connection
Sample preparation is simple, results are available instantly and the hard work of maintaining spectral calibrations is taken care of centrally by AWRI. The method works for any UV-Vis spectrophotometer.
All historical data is accessibly archived and provides the basis for a benchmarking function to put individual results in context - the portal contains a database of more than 3000 Australian red wine tannin and total phenolics concentrations based on vintage, region and variety