alcoholic content



  • the amount of alcohol in a wine, usually shown on the label of the bottle as a percentage of a unit volume of the wine, e.g. a wine with an alcoholic content of 10 per cent contains a relatively low amount of alcohol, whereas a wine with an alcoholic content of 14 per cent is very strong – you can probably even taste or smell the alcohol on such wine. For comparison, spirits such as vodka have an alcoholic content of between 35 and 45 per cent and beer has an alcoholic content per unit volume of between 4 and 6 per cent, although alcohol in beer is usually expressed in terms of specific gravity.