About

Vinmetrica  is a company specializing in products for wine, beer and kombucha analysis, with a focus on simplicity, low cost, and quality. We are developing products in the area of wine testing, targeted at professional and home vintners and brewers who need reliable analyses for sulfite (SO2), titratable acidity (TA), malic acid, alcohol by volume, residual sugar and pH. Vinmetrica was founded in December of 2009 by Dr. Richard Sportsman. He has been an enthusiastic amateur vintner for 20 years, during which time he finally got tired of trying to use inaccurate, unreliable and/or unwieldy products for wine testing. Vinmetrica thus grew out of his desire to make the vintner’s job easier and more predictable.

Team Vinmetrica

Our talented team makes developing new products and providing quality customer service a top priority. Many of us are winemakers ourselves.
 
Tasting Wine from the barrelDr. Richard Sportsman; President/Owner

Rich has a Ph. D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Arizona and was the Vice President of Reagents and Assays at Molecular Devices from 2002-2008. He has over 25 years experience in life sciences research and development.

 
 

Taylor is Vinmetrica's production managerTaylor Likins; Production Manager
Taylor has a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology from California State University, San Marcos and has been with Vinmetrica since October 2011. As our production manager she oversees the accounting, shipping and customer service. She enjoys travelling and rowing crew.

 

 

Barrel testing.Rachel, Associate Scientist
Rachel has a Bachelor’s degree in General Biology from University of California, San Diego and is WSET certified. Rachel has been with Vinmetrica since July 2013. As our Associate Scientist, she is focused on research and development and performs the laboratory tests. She also helps Rich with the development of new products, such as the ABV Test Kit. She enjoys competing in Triathlons and playing the cello.

 

Tim Sportsman, Shipping and Manufacturing OperationsTim Sportsman, Manufacturing Operations
Tim prepares all the components for our SC kits. He enjoys playing music and plays drums in a local band.

 

 

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  1. Dear Sir, I would like to purchase a SC300 complete kit at the US$485. I am Australian and wish to order directly. I consider your agent here in Australia is marking it up too much. The reasons given that it is dangerous goods and such! I do not agree with this. How do I arrange to buy one? I need it soon and use PayPal for payment having used it before Re US.

    My email is below and look forward to your response.
    Peter
    PS what is the size of the 3LBS box?

    1. Peter,
      thanks for your interest in our products. We can sell you an SC-300, but it would be without the Acid solution used in SO2 tests. This is because it is 2M (~6% by weight) hydrochloric acid, considered dangerous goods, and therefore not possible to ship by the US Postal Service, which is the cheapest option (~$150 shipping cost; FEDEX would allow the Acid solution but then you are talking about $300 or more). So you would have to source or make the Acid solution yourself (although this is not hard; we can provide more information). Then you also have to consider the possibility of customs duties or taxes that we cannot estimate on our end.
      If you send us your complete postal address we can give you a better estimate on shipping costs through USPS or FEDEX.

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