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Fruit Wine

 

fruit wine   Notes:   This is wine made from fruit other than grapes.  Substitutes:  fruit liqueur  

 

Varieties:

berry wine  Notes:  These wines are made from berries, including blackberries, loganberries, cranberries, elderberries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi fruit, boysenberries, and currants.  They tend to be very sweet, and some are fortified to raise the alcohol level.  They're usually served chilled as a beverage, or poured on ice cream or fruit as a dessert.   Substitutes:   fruit liqueur

 

hard cider  Notes:  This is low-alcohol wine that's made from apples.  It's fairly sweet, and especially popular in Normandy.  Substitutes:  perry (made from pears, not apples) OR apple cider (non-alcoholic)

mead = honey wine  Notes:   Made from fermented honey, mead is one of mankind's oldest alcoholic beverages.    

perry   Notes:   This is wine that's made from pears.  It's usually somewhat sweet, and with a low alcohol content.   Substitutes: hard cider (made from apples) OR apple cider (non-alcoholic)

plum wine  Notes:   These are wines that are made from plums.  Some producers leave the stones in while the plums are fermenting, giving the wine a bit of almond flavoring as well.

 


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