Can white wine be sterilized and disinfected?« Back to Questions List

White wine has a certain sterilizing and disinfecting effect, but the effect is limited and cannot completely destroy bacteria, viruses and other pathogenic microorganisms. The sterilizing and disinfecting effect of alcohol is not very effective, and it can only be used in emergency situations where there is no medical alcohol or other disinfectant available as a substitute. The higher the grade of white wine, the better. The main component of white wine is alcohol, which has the same composition as medical alcohol, but the concentration does not meet the requirements of medical alcohol.

The chemical name of alcohol is ethanol, which has a strong penetrating power. 75% alcohol concentration is used for sterilization and disinfection in medicine, which is the result of repeated scientific evidence and clinical practice. 75% alcohol has the strongest sterilizing ability, because 75% alcohol is close to the osmotic pressure of bacteria, which can penetrate well into the bacteria and make them die, and too low alcohol concentration will affect the sterilizing ability. And the general alcohol content of white wine is below 65%, especially some low alcohol content of white wine in about 30%, and can not achieve the purpose of completely destroying the germs.

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Asked on March 14, 2023 5:03 pm