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If a "wine" is made from fruit other than grapes, is it really "wine"?

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If a "wine" is made from fruit other than grapes, is it really "wine"?

c oliver | May 6, 2010 10:33 AM

I saw this link on another board:

http://www.ctwine.com/docs/Jones%20Pr...

I'm SO unknowledgeable about wine,though I drink it every day, but the thought of it being made from raspberries, currants, etc. just triggered an "oh,no, this doesn't sound right at all" in me. But maybe I just lead a sheltered life :) It kinda reminds me of those Boones Farm things from decades and decades ago. But, really, is there any reason that wine shouldn't be made from fruit other than grapes? And if they are, are they considered...well, you know, er, swill? I think I'm being very brave being the OP on the wine board so be gentle with me? Maybe I've been missing out on something? BTW, I don't like many sweet things at all.

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