A new line of wine extracts for the prepared foods industry offers customers a cost-effective alternative to using and reducing the content of wine in applications such as soups, sauces, entrées, desserts and confectionery items. Chr. Hansen's Classico and Comtempo wine extracts are alcohol-free and consistent in flavor and color. They address the needs of customers who seek innovative products and concepts, and who want to reduce their wine purchase costs. The wine extracts provide a cooked, strong oak flavor, with a mild hint of a fruity (raisin-like) note in the end product. An additional advantage for the food manufacturer is that the products can be labeled as “wine extract.” Chr. Hansen, Tom Barry, 800-558-0802, Innovations@chr-hansen-us.com