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Nomacorc Introduces NomaSense™ to the U.S. at the Unified Symposium


Date: 01/25/10

Following success in Europe, Nomacorc, the world’s leading producer of alternative wine closures, is introducing its NomaSense equipment in the U.S. at the Unified Symposium in Sacramento.

The NomaSense oxygen measurement system is highly accurate, portable, non-destructive, and allows for non-invasive analysis of both gaseous and dissolved oxygen in bottled wine. It provides rapid readings of total oxygen content in wine when measuring either high or trace amounts of oxygen and has applicability as a tool for controlling quality at every step in the winemaking process from crushing through post-bottling aging.

“Using this system to measure and control oxygen exposure during bottling can have an immediate impact on quality assurance and consistency,” said Dr. Andrew Waterhouse, professor of enology at University of California Davis. “When wine quality is improved, more consumers experience the wine as the winemaker intended. In my opinion, the NomaSense oxo-luminescence technology from Nomacorc is the most important new product introduction of the year for wine processing.”

Last November, Nomacorc launched the NomaSense brand under which it markets oxygen management equipment and consulting services to the wine industry.

“We now use NomaSense at every stage of our winemaking process: during pressing, fermentation and on wines as they mature,” said Stephane Grappe, technical director of Wolfberger. “Then we have a second use for it, which is more industrial, at the bottling stage and to monitor wines which we call “tiré-bouché”: wines which are bottled and then we leave to mature for two to three years.

“We choose our corking methods depending on the technical information that the NomaSense gives us. This information is more reliable than the system we used to use, as we can measure the wine in enclosed spaces. Plus, the fact that the system is non-invasive means that the data can be reproduced and monitored over time.”

In addition to the high accolades NomaSense has received from European winemakers, Nomacorc was recently awarded the prestigious SITEVI 2009 Gold Medal for Innovation for introducing the oxo-luminescence technology for measuring oxygen in winemaking.

“This non-invasive process, which measures dissolved oxygen incredibly quickly at any stage in the wine-making process, struck us as incredibly effective,” said Jean-Bernard Montalescot, member of the panel of judges and technological advisor for SITEVI. “It will be of great use to oenologists responsible for making wine both in terms of assessing their processes and in terms of monitoring the quality of their wine.”

Representatives from Nomacorc will showcase the new NomaSense equipment at the Unified Symposium in Sacramento, held at the Sacramento Convention Center on January 27-28, at booth 1110.

About Nomacorc
Nomacorc is the worldwide leader in the growing alternative wine closure category. Dedicated to technological innovation, Nomacorc manufactures its portfolio of products using a patented co-extrusion process. As a result, Nomacorc closures provide consistent, predictable oxygen management and protect against off-flavors due to oxidation, reduction or cork taint. Nomacorc’s 100% recyclable products are available through a vast network of distributors and sales agents on six continents. With 500 employees worldwide, and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the United States, Belgium, Austria and China, Nomacorc produces more than 2 billion closures annually. Working with renowned wine research institutes worldwide, the company leads the wine closure industry in fundamental and applied research in the area of oxygen management in wine. For more information, visit http://www.nomacorc.com.

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