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I made some wine about four months ago but the level of alcohol is at 8%.

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Increasing alcohol I made some wine about four months ago but the level of alcohol is at 8%. Is there something that I can do now to increase the level of alcohol? Panayiotis S. via email Absolutely. There are many things that you can do to increase the level of alcohol! The beautiful thing about being a home winemaker is that you are not creating commercial beverages, only those for personal use, and so you may do anything to your fermented potables that you wish. Table wines typically contain 12–14% alcohol and depending on the pH (more acidic means the wine is more stable) can taste good and age just fine at 11%. Get much below that, however, and you run the risk of early aging, spoilage and just a plain unbalanced flavor profile. Alcohol isn’t just there to make us and our friends happy — it contributes greatly to a wine’s body, mouthfeel, taste, and microbial and oxidative stability as well.     If you simply want to add some alcohol to your wine to bump it up, you could