United States Wine Laws

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What is the United States law for how much alcohol can be in wine?

United States Wine Laws

According to United States wine law, the percentage of alcohol in table wine must fall between a minimum of 7 percent and a maximum of 14 percent. And the alcohol percentage must be printed on the label. Also, 95 percent of the grapes for a wine must come from the vintage year on the label. The standards for naming a wine vary by country of origin. In the U.S., wine producers may name a wine for its predominant grape variety if the wine meets two requirements of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF): - 75 percent of the grapes in the wine must be of the variety stated on the label - The appellation of origin must appear on the label



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