International Code of Oenological Practices

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Wine based beverages

I.6.7 Wine based beverages

A wine-based beverage is a beverage:

  • obtained from at least 50% by volume of wine, and/or special wine as defined in the International Code of Oenological Practices of the OIV,
  • which could have undergone the following treatments:
    • sweetening
    • colouring
    • addition of aromatising substances or preparations
    • addition of food-related products, such as must or non alcoholic products or beverages including water
  • for which the actual alcoholic strength by volume is equal to or above 3.5% vol. and below 14.5% vol.
  • and for which the alcoholic component derives exclusively from the wine or special wine used, except for doses used only to dilute aromatic substances, or colorants, or any other authorised substance.