SCIENTIFIC Solutions has released the MISCO hand-held Wine Refractometer in Australia and New Zealand.
Special models are available with scales for various international units of measure including Refractive Index, Specific Gravity @ 20ºC, Specific Gravity @ 17.5ºC, Density (kg/L), Plato, Baume, Oechsle, Klosterneuburger Mostwaage (KMW) and the actual sugar content in grams per litre or in grams per kilogram.
Scales are also available for measuring the potential alcohol of grape must and actual alcohol percent by volume of finished wine.
With up to five scales per instrument, these devices will be a terrific advance for winemakers, providing almost instantaneous access to data.
These capabilities, once only possible in large and expensive laboratory instruments, are now available for the hand of every winemaker.
Along with PG spectrophotometers, Scientific Solutions now has a range of instruments suitable for small to large wineries.