Sancerre

noun

San·​cerre säⁿ-ˈser How to pronounce Sancerre (audio)
: a dry white wine from the Loire valley of France

Examples of Sancerre in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Capturing the essence of a stylish Nancy Meyers heroine enjoying a luxurious beachfront life required cashmere as soft as a cloud, linen separates, and designer bags capacious enough to contain a small car (not forgetting the obligatory glass of Sancerre). Alex Kessler, Vogue, 18 Oct. 2023 Ken’s wife, who is also Abby’s best college friend, self-medicates with Sancerre to manage the responsibilities of her children, her husband’s political aspirations and the award-winning azaleas in her perfectly kept garden. Amanda Uhle, Washington Post, 27 June 2023 On the wicker coffee table, Lauder's book Palm Beach sat next to a silver wine bucket containing a bottle of Sancerre. Chloe Malle, Travel + Leisure, 27 Feb. 2022 Alas, schlepping a hamper of weeping pasta salad and lukewarm Sancerre has a way of tarnishing the daydream. Sarah Karnasiewicz, wsj.com, 12 May 2023 This wine from vineyards around Sancerre resembles its more illustrious neighbor. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Sancerre, village in France

First Known Use

circa 1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sancerre was circa 1946

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“Sancerre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sancerre. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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