Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits such as apples, berries, and plums. It has been produced and enjoyed for thousands of years and is a popular beverage around the world. Wines can vary in color, from light and pale to dark and rich, and in flavor, from dry and crisp to sweet and fruity. Some of the most common types of wine include red, white, rose, and sparkling. Wine is typically enjoyed with meals and is often paired with specific types of foods to enhance their flavors. It is also a common ingredient in cooking, particularly in recipes for sauces and marinades. The alcohol content of wine can vary widely, but most wines contain between 11% and 14% alcohol by volume.