Chr. Hansen's Introduces New Line of Wine Extracts for the Prepared Food Industry

New alcohol-free wine extracts open doors to new opportunities

A new line of wine extracts from Chr. Hansen for the prepared food industry offers customers a cost effective alternative to using and reducing wine. The products are alcohol-free, and consistent in flavor and color.

Chr. Hansen has developed a new line of wine extracts, the Classico and Comtempo range. These new products are specifically developed for the prepared food industry and designed with a strong focus on global reach while providing customers with more choices.

“With the launch of this new global range of wine extracts, we hope to assist our customers in the prepared food industry in leveraging global capabilities,” states Olivier Kapetanakos, Vice President, Business Development for flavors at Chr Hansen.

The Classico and Contempo range addresses the needs of customers who are seeking innovative products and concepts, reducing their current cost on wine purchases and providing a simple, easy to use product. Wine extracts are derived from the further processing of wine, and provide value in a variety of ways. To the customer, the standardized product offers consistent quality without the seasonal variations found in wine.
The Classico and Contempo wine extracts offer customers a cost effective alternative to using and reducing wine, and provide a cooked, strong oak with a mild hint of fruity (raisin) like note in the end product. The wine extracts can be used in a wide variety of applications ranging from soups, sauces, and entrees to desserts and confectionery.

"Our wine extracts offer the customer a natural, cost effective, and production friendly ingredient," states Otis Curtis, Director of Marketing for Meat and Prepared Foods for Chr. Hansen in North America. "Customers can be assured of consistent flavor and color every time they use our extracts."

Since the Classico and Contempo wine extracts are de-alcoholized, customers do not need a liquor license or locked storage. An additional advantage for the food manufacturer is that the products can be labeled as "wine extract."
For more information on the Classico and Contempo wine extracts, as well as Chr. Hansen's other ingredients for meat and prepared foods including flavors, seasonings, colors, cultures, and sweeteners, contact Tom Barry, Vice President of Sales at 800-558-0802 or [email protected].

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Operating from facilities in thirty countries worldwide, Chr. Hansen is a global biotechnology company that provides ingredients to the food, dairy, human health and nutrition, and animal health industries. Based on intensive research, Chr. Hansen works to improve the quality of food and health for people all over the world. The company is a primary supplier of cultures, probiotics, enzymes, colors, flavors, seasonings, sweeteners, and tablet coatings and excipients, which are applied in foods and beverages, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements and agricultural products. For more information, visit

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