How to take a wine sample

Wine sampling tips for the generation of accurate results on your Sentia™

Good sampling technique is important for achieving accurate results on the Sentia.  To collect a well representative sample of your wine, follow the below tips:

  • Collect your sample from a homogenous area, i.e., the middle of a barrel, tank or bottle; do not skim the top or bottom. 
  • Degas carbonated samples *
  • Do NOT hold samples in your pipette, or an alternative transfer vessel, for any extended period of time.  It is recommended that samples be tested as soon as possible post-collection; immediately for free sulfur dioxide (FSO₂) testing.

*  Note: Heavy degassing procedures are not applicable to FSO₂ samples.