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What’s your wine’s sugar content?

What’s your wine’s sugar content?

How can you figure out a wine or spirit sugar content, and what does it mean exactly? Our expert answers your question.

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How can you figure out a wine or spirit sugar content?

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Sugar content is normally listed on price tags in outlets, and at SAQ.COM (under the “Detailed info” rubric). The sugar content listed corresponds to the quantity in grams of residual sugar per litre that remain in a liquid after alcoholic  fermentation. A dry wine may contain anywhere from 0 to 4 g/l, a semi-dry white wine from 4.1 to 12 g/l, and a sweet wine  (such as a dessert wine) more than 50 g/l.

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