Sam
what are the differences of wine,alcohol,liquor and spirit?how to use them?
May 26, 2010 9:47 AM
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alcohol = liquid containing ethanol which is designed for consumption, for example beer, cider, wine, spirits, etc. wine = alcoholic beverage made from crushed and fermented grapes spirit = alcoholic beverage made through distillation, usually with 40% or above alcohol by volume (eg. whisky, rum, vodka, brandy, gin, etc) liquor = usually refers to spirits, NOT usually to beer or wine (but some people, especially in the USA, may use the term to refer to all kinds of alcohol)
May 26, 2010
Hi, I realise this is confusing, because you use the same character for wine and spirits! James has given some great definitions. Just adding to them: Wine is generally from crushed grapes, but can be any fruit. The alcohol content is about 13%. 15% alcohol is the strongest you can ferment naturally. Spirits are distilled, about 40% alcohol or stronger. The regulations here give nothing stronger then 40% for regular spirit, and under 60% for overproof spirit. Liquor, as James says, is normally anything stronger than wine and a general name for an alcoholic beverage. But a *liqueur* is a spirit that is flavoured, and can be anything from 18%-40% alcohol.
May 26, 2010
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