Low-Alcohol Wine

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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low-alcohol wine is usually reduced-alcohol wine but may also be, like dealcoholized wine, regular wine from which alcohol has been deliberately removed, usually but not necessarily with harmful effects on flavour and quality. Such wines are usually reduced to an alcoholic strength which excludes them from duty, reducing their price. See also coolers.