Brand Labels: Alcohol Content
The alcohol content of the wine may be shown on any label affixed to the container. It must be expressed as a percentage of alcohol by volume. “Table Wine” may be used in lieu of showing specific alcohol content, but only for wine between 7 and up to 14% alcohol by volume. The same is NOT true for dessert wine. Dessert wine always requires a statement of alcohol content.
Alcohol content may be shown as a range. The range can be no more than 3% for table wine and no more than 2% for dessert wine. At no time can that range cross into another tax class. For example, a range of 11 – 14% is acceptable, but a range of 13 – 15% is not acceptable since you have crossed from table wine into dessert wine.
Abbreviations can be used – ALC. for alcohol and VOL. for volume.