What is eBQC wine?
eBQC wine is an accurate, small, quick, portable and easy-to-use device designed for the measurement of the antioxidant capacity of wine samples in less than a minute.
During the whole process of winemaking, from fermentation to the aging stage, redox reactions (reduction and oxidation) play a key role in the final properties of it. Specially, flavor, aroma and colour are affected by the antioxidant capacity of the wine.
It is based in electrochemistry, the science that revolves around reduction and oxidation of molecules. With only a drop of wine and in less than a minute, a quick and reliable measurement of the wine’s antioxidant capacity, and therefore an aproximation of its quality.
What is eBQC wine based on?
eBQC wine is a small device that works with low cost fungible strips. The value of the current intensity depends mainly on the amount and type of phenols present in the sample.
The higher the value of the intensity, the more molecules are oxidized to that potential, and therefore the wine has a greater antioxidant capacity. This results in a greater resistance to oxidation.