Artificial wine is an alcoholic drink that is similar to wine and can be confused with wine, but not Wine is. That is why such products are also called imitation wines. Artificial wines are made with or without different methods fermentation using natural or artificial flavorings manufactured. A production can be made from must concentrate, residues from wine or brandy production such as rape. lees and mash, as well as from dried fruits. In part, too enzymes out molds added to the training of flavors to accelerate.
The procedure is also common Spinning cone column (Centrifugal cone column), in which real wine is broken down into its components, so to speak, and "reassembled" by adding substances. However, wines treated in this way are prohibited within the EU. In addition, there are a number of overseas procedures, some of which are questionable. These products are also commonly referred to as "artificial wine" in common usage, although strictly speaking this term is not always applicable.
The subject of artificial wine was brought about by the wine trade agreement between the United States and the European Union current meaning and led to violent reactions (see also under wine law ). The production and sale of wines using the procedures specified in the agreement have been permitted in the EU since the entry into force of the wine trade agreement on January 1, 2006. Previously, these wines from mostly Australia, California or New Zealand were not allowed to be traded in the EU. Artificial wines (in the USA: Imitation and Substandard Wines) are still excluded.
In order not to create a competitive disadvantage through the trade agreement, certain wine-making techniques have been approved within the EU. This includes the use of Wood chips (Pieces of oak) as a cheaper alternative to the classic Barrique, The problem, however, is that certain methods such as the spinning cone column mentioned cannot be detected at all. Critics also fear that the Coca-Cola wines (Designer wines) will flood the market. According to the new EU wine market regulations, it is planned in the future that those procedures for third countries (such as the USA) that are valid from the OIV are recognized in Paris. See also under flavoring. wine scandal and wine adulteration,