What is Ethanol?
Ethanol is the principal organic by-product in fermentation and is crucial in the stability, aging and sensory properties of wine. Usually wine contains between 7-15% ethanol. The factors that control ethanol production in wine are: sugar content temperature and yeast strain.
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Why test for Ethanol in wine?
Naturally abundant, quantitative determination of ethanol is important in the manufacture of intoxicating wines, beers and spirits. Ethanol testing in wine is necessary for grading of the vintage with amounts exceeding >17.5% (v/v) indicating supplementation.