Alcohol Percentage in Wine
The amount of alcohol in a bottle of wine can vary greatly depending on the type and style of wine. Generally, table wines contain between 8-14% alcohol by volume (ABV). Fortified wines such as port or sherry may contain up to 20% ABV. Sparkling wines such as champagne may contain up to 12-13% ABV.
Factors Affecting Alcohol Content
The alcohol content of a bottle of wine is determined by several factors, including the grape variety used, the climate where the grapes were grown, and the winemaking process. For example, warmer climates tend to produce grapes with higher sugar levels, which can result in higher alcohol content when fermented into wine. Similarly, certain winemaking techniques such as extended maceration or fortification can also increase the alcohol content of a wine.