Wine information

People increasingly having a need for information about what they eat and drink. Think of ingredients, quality and origin. Meron has gathered detailed information on numerous wines and is the only wine institute in the world that possesses such as extensive winebase. Meron has developed a confined nutritional value indicator that provides even more transparency during the purchase of wine; a tried and tested enjoyment.

Meron’s Nutritional value guide

An increasing number of people study packaging or label information – the so-called “Nutritional value guide”. There are differing reasons for this, and examples may include: health, allergy, additives and the desire to make conscious choices.

What is notable is that there are 2 product groups on the market for which these so-called “Nutritional value guide” are not yet legally required: tobacco and wine.

For wine, there is no legal obligation yet to state the “Nutritional value guide”. Because the consumer seeks more transparency in the food chain, there is increasing pressure to operate more openly within the wines product group.

MERON has developed a confined nutritional guide for wine, which we have added to our package.

This wine information is also relevant for you and your customers, in connection with:

  • Product Liability
    According to the law, the last link [in a production/supply chain] that places a product on the market is responsible for the quality of the product.
  • ISO standardisation
    Meron’s quality system complies with internationally valid criteria as stipulated in the NEN-EN ISO 17025 standard. This is reviewed annually by the Accreditation Board: our methods and performance are tested by a team of independent experts. The accreditation applies to the analyses as stipulated in the scope L302.
  • EU agricultural regulation
    Meron is registered as a licensed laboratory based on EU Agricultural Regulatory Number 1308/2013. On request we also provide a so-called “Health Certificate”, which is often required for export to countries outside the EU.
  • H.A.C.C.P-legislation
    Since 1995, preventive process control is legally required in the food industry. H.A.C.C.P. is an analytical methodology to identify risks and critical points in a production process that could pose a threat to public health. For wine this includes sulphite, alcohol and sorbic acid, but also allergens such as ovalbumin and casein. Meron already has all of these tests in its package and thus emerges as an important party in preventively investigating wines for such risks.

Since 1998, the Accreditation Board (RvA) has accredited Meron for the analyses as stipulated in the scope L302. The accreditation criteria, based on NEN-EN-ISO / IEC 17025: 2005, have been applied to our quality policy and to the processing and analyses of the wine.