Discover with Uvamatris the different types of wine frauds!
The addition of substances to wine (water or alcohols such as ethanol or methanol), to improve the quality or lower the price, is called sophistication.
Adulteration indicates the change in the composition of the wine by adding or subtracting certain components such as sugar to increase the alcohol content, glycerine, serum albumin, antifermentative or antiseptics.
The change, even involuntary, of the characteristics of the wine, due to the use of poor grapes or errors in the winemaking process is called alteration.
Another type of fraud is the replacement: it consists in the sale of a common wine with labels of fine wines.