Extract: The word “biogenic” means “created by life”. The term “biogenic amines” is given for all the amines from the metabolism of living cells, animal, vegetable or microbial. Biogenic amines in wine are mainly of microbial origin. These compounds may have an impact on human.
Biogenic amines are naturally present in wine and a regulation on the maximum level is currently under study. In addition, biogenic amines, besides their effect on human health, also play a role in masking flavors. In this context, it becomes essential to develop a reliable analytical method for rapid quantification of their presence in wines.