Indian Grape Processing Board (IGPB) plans to set up a high-tech wine analysis laboratory in Pune, Maharashtra, with a view to enforce the latest wine legislation that will come into force across the country. The proposed laboratory will be in line with latest international standards and all wineries will have to obtain a certificate of compliance from it. The estimated cost of the lab is Rs 10 crore.
Indian Grape Processing Board chairman Jagdish Holkar, said, "The lab will be part of an institute the IGPB is planning to set up here. The analytical lab will basically be a 'wine chromatography lab' and will involve wine analysis using various processes such as gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, among others, helping us identify the contents of a wine. This will help in evaluating whether a wine meets the global standards."
More: The Times of India