Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes, generally Vitisvinifera or its hybrids with Vitislabrusca or Vitisrupestris. Grapes ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients as yeast consumes the sugar in the grapes and converts it to ethanol and carbon dioxide. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts produce different styles of wine.
There are also wines made from fermenting other fruits or cereals, whose names often specify their base, with some having specific names. Wines made from plants other than grapes include rice wine and various fruit wines such as those made from plums or cherries. Some well known example is hard cider from apples, perry from pears, pomegranate wine, and elderberry wine.
For some compounds found in herbs, in fact alcohol is a more effective medium than water. This is why herbal tinctures are an effective method of healing with herbs. In a herbal wine infusion, wine also serves to stimulate the bloodstream, having an overall warming, soothing impact on the body.
Wine consumption in India is around 26 million liter in 2015 in which 85% is table wine and it is showing a steady 10%-20% growth in last couple of years. About 80% demand for wine is mainly from major cities in India. Mumbai (39%), New Delhi (23%), Bangalore (9%), Goa (9%) and rest of India 20%.
India ranks 77th in terms of world wine consumption. The per capita consumption in India is only 20 ml per year. India consumed 0.8% of total wine consumed in Asia. Red wine is the most popular type of wine consumed in Indian followed by white wine.Thus, due to demand it is a good project for entrepreneurs to invest.
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