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Bottles of fine wine authenticated by ion beams

Following the example of works of art, in order to verify its authenticity, wine can now be dated through the dating of the glass of the bottle. A tiny part of the bottle is closely examined with a particle accelerator, the tests are completely non-destructive and cannot harm the wine or bottle in any way.

Arcane, the unit of technology transfer of the Centre of nuclear studies of Bordeaux Gradignan (CNRS-IN2P3/University Bordeaux 1) has just signed an exclusive contract of co-operation with international fine wine merchant ‘The Antique Wine Company” with the aim of authenticating the glass of bottles by ion beams.

See the press release