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A Little About Fruit Wines The New Wine Age

Fruit wines are traditionally wines made out of all different fruits that are not grapes. Having said that, often fruit wines are blended with grape wines. Processing methods vary, enabling producers to offer several product variations even within a single fruit source. Fruit wines are typically made from frozen, whole fruit, which allows the cellular structure of the fruit to break down faster and create a stronger product. The alcohol content in the wine can vary but typically fruit wines range in alcohol content from 7-14%. If greater than 14.9 percent alcohol by volume, it is often labelled as a ‘dessert’ wine. Also fruit wines can often be “fortified” or have additional alcohol content added to them to bring it to a higher concentration. This practice often occurs in the making of dessert wines.