dessert wine


: a usually sweet wine typically served with dessert or afterward

Examples of dessert wine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Port Glass This is your glass for fortified wines and dessert wines, like Sauterne, which are generally sweeter and heavier with a higher alcohol content (fortified wines are typically between 15%–22% alcohol). Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 8 Apr. 2024 The best dessert wine was the 2019 Petit Verdot Dessert Wine from Rune Wines. The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2024 The area is known for its high-quality extra virgin olive oil, Chianina meat, Cinta Sense cold cuts, homemade pici pasta–and white, Rosato, red, sparkling, and dessert wines. Irene S. Levine, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 Sparkling, dry whites, semi-sweet whites, red, still rose, and dessert wines abound here. Staff Report, Hartford Courant, 17 Jan. 2024 The Admiral Schley’s High Ball is a lovely and disarming drink, the bright fruit of the pineapple teasing out the honeyed brightness of the dessert wine, with the mild oak from the Irish Whiskey providing structure, a kind of a gentle but present backbone. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 10 Feb. 2024 That was followed with a glass of an even more elusive dessert wine: Buca delle Canne, from the natural wine producer La Stoppa. Ray Isle, Travel + Leisure, 25 Dec. 2023 Nothing says dessert pairing quite like bubbly, or, the French dessert wine, Sauterne. Kristin Braswell, Essence, 12 Dec. 2023 This is a fantastic dessert wine, worthy of aged cheeses or custardy finales to your holiday banquets. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dessert wine was in 1773

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“Dessert wine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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