Learn About Alcohol Content in Wine: Highest to Lowest ABV Wines

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Jul 29, 2021 • 5 min read

From bubbly pink Brachetto d’Acqui at 6% alcohol to powerful Amarone which tips the scales at 15% alcohol or higher, alcohol content is an essential element of wine for its intoxicating effects. Without alcohol, wine would just be simple grape juice. Alcohol also plays an underappreciated role in the structure of wines, and understanding alcohol content can help you understand more about how a given wine was made and where it came from.