Methanol is formed in wines by the action of natural grape enzymes on the pectin present in the fruit. Red wines tend to have higher concentrations than white wines due to the extended maceration time with skins. Fruit spirits, distilled spirits and fortified wines also contain methanol. Due to the toxicity of methanol, legal limits have been set for all these types of alcoholic beverages, and we will advise you if analysis reveals that your product is not compliant.

Method: Gas chromatography

Amount to send: 100ml secure sealed bottle

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Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation

The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO17025:2017 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207