Fruit wine

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Fruit wines (suma) are fermented alcoholic beverages made from a variety of ingredients (other than grapes) and having a variety of flavours. Fruit wines are usually referred to by their main ingredient fruit (e.g., plum wine), since the word wine alone is often legally defined as a beverage made only from grapes. In the European Union "wine" is legally defined only as the fermented juice of grapes. The term country wine is also commonly utilized in Great Britain and the U.S. interchangeably with fruit wine to indicate any non-grape wine, and should not be confused with the French term vin de pays.

Wine can be made from any sufficiently sweet food or, with addition of sucrose in the form of sugar or honey, from other fruits and many plant sources which are not fruits. This can include wines produced from fruits like apples and elderberries, starches like rice, as well as flowers and herbs such as dandelion and elderflower.


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