What Is Night Train Wine?

According to Wine Chateau, Night Train Express is a fortified wine manufactured in California. The wine is 18 percent alcohol by volume and was referenced in a song by '80s rock band Guns 'n' Roses.

According to an article in Esquire Malaysia, the wine is made from apples and is generally inexpensive, gaining a reputation as a cheap way to become intoxicated. The article quotes former Guns 'n' Roses bass guitarist Duff McKagan as saying that the band became accustomed to drinking the wine before they saw widespread success, then wrote a song about it. The song is featured on the band's debut album "Appetite for Destruction."