Wine is an alcoholic beverage obtained from the fermentation (total or partial) of the fruit of the vine, grapes (whether crushed or otherwise), or must.

The wine can also be obtained from grapes belonging to crossings of Vitis vinifera with other species of the genus Vitis (for example the Vitis labrusca or Vitis rupestris) and from grapes of Vitis species different (which the Vitis chunganensis).

In Italy (and throughout the European Community), to protect a product of higher quality, cost and value, you can not be commercially called "wine" the product of fermentation of grapes Vitis vinifera not sian. So the term, in the case of commercialization of different fermented, must be omitted. Common system to address this ban is, for example, to simply mention the name of the grape variety used, obviously without mentioning the word "wine".

With this drink you can also create a distillate, if aged for at least 12 months in wood, called brandy.