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Types of Wines

January 15, 2019

There are three types of wine. 


Light Wines 


The majority of wines fall into this category. These are what would normally think of when someone says “wine”. They are still. That is not sparkling, or fizzy, and are between 8-15% alcohol, 

with the majority containing 11.5 – 14% 


Sparkling Wines 


These are wines where bubbles of carbon dioxide (co2 ) gas have been trapped in the wine. 



Example is Champagne from France, Cava from Spain, Prosecco from Italy 


Fortified Wines 


These wines have had extra alcohol added to them and therefore have higher alcohol levels of 15-22%. Example of fortified wines include Sherry from Spain and Port from Portugal. 



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