A Jamaican List of the Alcoholic Content of Wines and Spirits

Merry Christmas to everyone in Government Service and a Happy New Year when it comes!!

Most Jamaican don’t realize wines and spirits should list the amount of alcohol and the caloric content (Deer, 2014, November 8).That’s a hard concept to grasp; beverages having calories.

Even harder is Beer made from urine (Deer, 2016, July 28), as demonstrated by University of Ghent researcher Sebastiaan Derese. But your body has to extract energy from all foods; wines and beers are no exception.

So I’ll start off with this infographic on the amount of alcohol in the various wines and beers (Puckette, 2013, December 23) you will be consuming this Christmas and at various office parties in the New Year.

Original Source: Alcohol Content in Wine | Wine Folly

Basically the lowest alcoholic content is as follows:

  • Beer – 3.5% to 9%
  • Wine – 5% to

Here’s a list of beers:

  • 3.5% Heineken Premium Light, Amstel Light
  • 4% Guinness Black
  • 4.2% Bud/Coors Light
  • 4.4% Yuengling
  • 4.6% Corona Extra
  • 5% Coors/Budweiser/MGD/Stella Artois
  • 5% Heineken
  • 5.6% Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • 8.4% Tripel Karmeliet (Belgium ale)
  • 9% Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA (Imperial IPA)

And here’s a list of wines:

  • 5-6.5% Moscato d’Asti
  • 7-8% German Riesling
  • 10.5-12% Most American, Austrian and Australian Riesling
  • 11.5-12.5% Lambrusco (sparkling red/rosé)
  • 12-13% Most Pinot Grigio
  • 12.5-13% Most Beaujolais
  • 12.5-13% Most Sauvignon Blanc
  • 13%-14% Most Pinot Noir and Red Bordeaux
  • 13.5% – 15% Malbec
  • 13-14.5%% Most Chardonnay
  • 13.5-14.5% Most Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and French Syrah
  • 14 – 15% Most Shiraz and American Syrah
  • 14.5% Sauternes (sweet white dessert wine)
  • 14- 15.5% Most Zinfandel
  • 14 – 15% Most Grenache
  • 15% Muscat (sweet dessert wine)
  • 15.9% Rombauer and Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel
  • 16% Mollydooker Shiraz
  • 17-21% Port, Madeira, Sherry, Other Fortified Dessert Wines

Some famous wines deserve special mention:

  • 20% Vermouth
  • 17-20% for Sake
  • 21-35% for Shochu
  • 30-39% for Fruit and Herb Liquor
  • 35-46% for Liquor
  • 35-40% for Gin
  • 35-46% for Vodka
  • 40-46% for Whisky, Scotch, Rum, Tequila
  • 55-60% for Cask Strength Whiskey/Scotch

Love this article? Then share it with your friends to settle a score about which one has the most alcohol; wines or beers!

References

  1. Puckette, M. (2013, December 23). Alcohol Content in Wine and Other Drinks (Infographic). Retrieved from http://winefolly.com/tutorial/alcohol-content-in-wine/
  2. Deer, L. (2014, November 8). RSPH Study on Caloric Knowledge of Alcohol as EU labelling Wines by December 2014. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2014/11/rsph-study-on-caloric-knowledge-of.html
  3. Deer, L. (2016, July 28). University of Ghent Solar Powered Urine to Beer Converter can end African Water Crisis. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/07/University-Ghent-Solar-Powered-Urine-to-Beer-Converter.html
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