Wine-on-tap : a study on the conservation of wines in keg Ecofass® (Switzerland)

Bach, Benoît (School of Viticulture and Enology, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Rébénaque, Pierrick (School of Viticulture and Enology, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Sarrazin, Marc (BIBARIUM, Geneva, Switzerland) ; Robez, Alain (CG Industry, Moirans-en-Montagne, France) ; Penavayre, Sophie (Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin – IFV & SICAREX Beaujolais, Liergues, France) ; Pougnet, Stéphanie (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

As more and more consumers around the world integrate the choice of healthier, more ethical and eco-friendlier food and beverages in their lifestyle, the wine industry is pushed to develop more sustainable production, distribution and consumption solutions. In search of wine preservation improvements that would have both economic and ecological positive impacts, the wine industry has been investing resources in research, development and innovation regarding alternative packaging and distribution solutions for years. The keg Ecofass® is made of recyclable plastic material, high density polyethylene (HDPE) in which there is an aluminium pouch containing the liquid food. It was a question of knowing if this type of container was adapted to the conservation of the wines during several months. The method of storage and distribution has also been studied to know the impact on the oenological and sensory quality of the wines. Likewise, the nature of the pressure gas (nitrogen or compressed air) has also been tested. The contents of free and total SO2 and CO2 were monitored, and sensory analysis tests were carried out. Nevertheless, at the sensory level, the judges were able to note significant differences between the wines.

Conference Type:
full paper
Economie et Services
Ingénierie et Architecture
Aucun institut
Geneva, Switzerland, 15.19 July 2019
Geneva, Switzerland
15.19 July 2019
5 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of the 42nd World Congress of Vine and Wine
Appears in Collection:

Note: The status of this file is: restricted

 Record created 2019-11-21, last modified 2020-03-25

Download fulltext

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
(Not yet reviewed)