"Ah... fine wine, but a wrong choice! Choose quickly, time is running out!"
—A dilemma is faced regarding Severus Snape's Potion riddle[src]
Wine is an alcoholic beverage, typically made of fermented grape juice. The natural chemical balance of grapes is such that they can ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes or other nutrients. Wine is produced by fermenting crushed grapes using various types of yeast. It is served often in both the wizarding and Muggle worlds. Sherry is a known type of wine, along with many others.

Sixth years learn how to turn vinegar to wine in Charms class.[1] There exists a spell that can conjure a fountain of wine from the tip of a wand.[2] White wine is also an ingredient in The Famous French Method for the Bite of a Mad Dog.[3]


During the 1991–1992 school year, Severus Snape placed a bottle of Nettle wine, amongst some potions in his Potions chamber in the Underground Chambers, as part of the protections to guard the Philosopher's Stone.[4]

In 1993, Harry Potter's emotions caused Marjorie Dursley's wineglass to shatter when the latter was cruelly insulting his late mother.[5]

In 1994, during the Wand weighing ceremony at the start of the Triwizard Tournament that year, the Wandmaker Garrick Ollivander tested Harry Potter's wand to ensure it was in good working condition, by successfully conjuring wine with his wand.[2]

In 1997, sixth year Charms students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry had to attempt to turn Vinegar into wine during their N.E.W.T. lessons. Hermione Granger was the only student who managed to successfully perform the charm, whereas Harry Potter turned his wine into ice and Ronald Weasley's flask exploded. Professor Filius Flitwick noted that they all needed to practise the charm for their homework.[1]

Later during that year on the 1 August, wine was amongst the various beverages that were served to the attendees of the Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour.[6]


Nettle wine

A blue bottle of Nettle Wine

See also


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 24 (Sectumsempra)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 16 (Through the Trapdoor)
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 2 (Aunt Marge's Big Mistake)
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 8 (The Wedding)
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