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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