Look at the price. If a bottle of wine is very cheap, then this is clearly a fake drink. The cost of one bottle depends on grape varieties , from production technology, from the range of transportation and other factors, so too low a price should alert. Most likely, such wine is made from second-class raw materials and it contains various nutritional supplements designed to hide the poor quality of the product.
Buy wine only in trusted stores, specialty alcohol supermarkets, wine boutiques. In such institutions, they usually care about their reputation, so selling a fake to them is simply not profitable. And the storage conditions are created most suitable.
Give preference to dry wine. The technology of its production is so complicated that faking it is difficult and disadvantageous. But sweet and semi-sweet wines most often actually turn out to be cheap counterparts. A high sugar concentration successfully masks the content of side ingredients in wine. And in this case, to distinguish the taste real drink it’s very difficult to fake , only if you don’t know exactly what set of organoleptic properties a particular type of wine should have.
Buy wine in bottles . The use of glass containers increases the final cost of the product, so it is more profitable for many unscrupulous manufacturers to use cardboard packaging.
Pay attention to the label on the bottle. It should indicate the full name of the wine, aging, sugar content, vintage or table wine, who produced the wine and where. There should also be the inscription "100% natural wine", if it is missing, then you have a wine drink.
Taste the wine. Well, if you know what taste and color it should be. It will be easier for you to identify a fake. If you do not have such knowledge, then keep in mind that real wine leaves an aftertaste after itself, after powdered wine it does not. Fake wines are usually darker than real ones. Good wine has a delicate and pleasant aroma, and side odors will indicate that you are either a fake or a spoiled product.
You can check the wine for authenticity without opening the bottle. Take the bottle and sharply turn it upside down. At the bottom should remain sediment. If it is small and dense, then you have a good drink. If the sediment is loose and there is a lot of it, then it is better to refuse to purchase such wine.
Pay attention to the cork when opening the bottle. If it is shriveled, blackened, has a musty smell, then the wine in front of you is real, but it was stored in the wrong conditions. Therefore, most likely, the drink is spoiled, and it is better not to drink it.
Add a couple drops of glycerin to the wine glass. If it sinks to the bottom and remains colorless, then the wine is real. If there are any impurities in the drink, then glycerin will acquire a yellow or reddish hue.