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Technology also has the potential to revolutionise the wine sector. Alec Lee, co-founder and CEO of Ava Winery, says the team has found a way to “scan and digitise” the structure of a wine and then recreate it using amino acids, sugars and ethanol. The end product could be that classic vintage at a discount price – they have already tried mimicking a 1992 Dom Perignon.

“Each component we identify in wine gets sourced in its pure form and we recombine those components in the right concentration,” Lee says. 'It’s in some ways a complicated mixing problem. Our goal is to be able to create very high quality wines that are affordable for the mass market.'"

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