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The standard of identity is from the Code of Federal Regulations, title 27, section 4.21(a)(2).
- (US) Wine that is not fortified or sparkling.
- A low-quality wine, suitable for drinking at mealtimes.
- (US standard of identity) A grape wine containing at most fourteen percent alcohol by volume.
ordinary wine, which is neither fortified nor sparkling