Wine Classifications

Wine Type with ABV & Final Gravity (including after backsweetening)

WINE TYPE ABV FINAL GRAVITY (residual sugar)
Dry n/a 0.999
Semi-Dry (Demi-Sec) n/a 1.000-1.003
Semi-Sweet (Demi-Doux) n/a 1.004-1.007
Sweet n/a 1.008+
  
Aperitif (Tonic Wine) 14% – 16% 1.000-1.007 w/flowers, herbs, or spices to stimulate appetite.  Light & clear.
Table or Dinner Wine 10-13% Must be <14% by law. 0.999-1.003
Social Wine 14-16% 1.014-1.019
Dessert Wine (Digestif) 17-22% (> 14%) 1.014+  Usually, dark, thick, and sweet.
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