Choosing White Wine
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Grape Varities
Bottle Sizes And Shapes
Wine Laws And Labels
Buying Wine
Decoding A Label
The Importance Of Place
From Region To Vineyard
Producers
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Why Appellations Are Controversial
Label Information
Alcohol Content

In most countries of the world it is compulsory to state on the label the alcoholic strength of a wine. This may be expressed as a percentage of the total volume of liquid say, 12% alcohol by volume (abv) or as degrees of alcohol (12), as used in this Encyclopedia.

Under EC law, wine is denned as being between 8.5 and 15% alcohol by volume. Certain quality wines (as distinct from table wines) may fall outside this range; Italy's Moscato d'Asti, for example, has around 6% alcohol by volume, while fortified wines such as sherry and port may contain up to 21%.

 
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