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Enhanced Site Design and New Features Provide Health, Nutrition and Flavor Data On More Than 5,000 Wines

DENVER, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BeverageGrades®, a Denver-based company aimed at helping consumers make wiser purchasing and consumption decisions for alcoholic beverages, today announced an enhanced version of their website with new features and data more than 5,000 wines. The upgraded site will allow users to not only easily discover previously unavailable nutritional information for their favorite beverages, but also features the BeverageGrades CopyCat® TasteMatch tool to compare wines that taste identical or nearly identical based on their chemistry composition.

"Unlike food, there is not a nutritional label requirement on wine, beer or spirits, leaving a gray area for many consumers to understand what is in their favorite drink," said BeverageGrades CEO, Kevin Hicks. "Most people base their purchasing decisions on word-of-mouth recommendations and reviews, until now. We want to uncork nutritional information that can better inform what people are drinking and also expose them to new types of wines they may never have tried, often at lower costs."

Did you know that the average glass of Moscato has the same amount of calories as two Reese's peanut butter cups?  Do you know why your favorite glass of Chardonnay has butter or oak flavors? BeverageGrades helps provide these answers. BeverageGrades can provide data on the amount of calories, sugar, carbohydrates, antioxidants, sulfites, vitamins, gluten, pesticides and most flavor compounds in beverages to help consumers make healthier, smarter purchasing decisions.

BeverageGrades is the first company to offer this type of comprehensive health and nutritional information for alcoholic beverages. BeverageGrades operates an independent lab that extracts the chemical DNA of most wines, beers and spirits sold in the United States. During this process, millions of data points are collected, rigorously tested and analyzed to generate a chemical fingerprint of each beverage, such as scientific taste and aroma characteristics. This data is loaded into the BeverageVaultTM, where consumers can access this free information online at, and very soon, using a mobile app.

Consumers are able to leverage the BeverageGrades data to find top lists of wines with low calories, sulfites or sugars, pesticide-free wines as well as wines with high antioxidants or histamines, among other results.

Additionally, BeverageGrades has created a unique CopyCat TasteMatch tool that allows consumers to enter in their favorite wine and the site will find other wines that have a nearly identical chemical composition, as well as similar flavor, aroma and taste profiles at a variety of price points. This easy-to-use tool may reveal that your favorite bottle of wine may have a taste match at half the price.

"Our hope is that by providing key data through our nutritional portal, and also through our CopyCat section of the site, we can not only help people make smarter, more personalized purchasing decisions, but also expand their palate by providing recommendations for new beverages," said Hicks.

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About BeverageGrades®
BeverageGrades® is the leading online resource for health and nutritional information about alcoholic beverages. BeverageGrades helps consumers make informed decisions about the drinks they choose by providing independent, easy-to-understand information previously unavailable to the public.

The company operates a state-of-the-art lab that analyzed the ingredients in wine, beer and spirits, testing hundreds of compounds to generate a chemical fingerprint of alcoholic beverages. As a result, consumers can learn more about the amount of calories, sugar, carbohydrates, antioxidants, sulfites, vitamins, pesticides as well as flavor profiles contained in their favorite drinks.

BeverageGrades also helps consumers find near-identical beverage matches through its patent-pending Copy Cat® TasteMatch Technology, which analyzes the chemical composition of alcoholic beverages and finds others that share the same chemical profile at various price points.

By providing consumers with nutritional data, as well as objective beverage ratings, reviews and pricing, BeverageGrades enhances the overall purchase experience of wine, beer and spirits. More information can be found at Know what's in your drink.

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