American wine

noun

: a U.S. wine made from grapes developed from or containing blood of an American wild grape (Vitis labrusca) and grown chiefly in the eastern or middle western part of the U.S.
broadly : any wine made in the U.S. compare california wine

Word History

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American wine was in 1772

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“American wine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20wine. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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