dessert wine

noun

: a usually sweet wine typically served with dessert or afterward

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Combined with espresso, dessert wine, and a creamy decadent finish, this makes for a very special espresso martini. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 In total, the winery makes 17 wines, including five blends, two sparkling wines, and a late-harvest riesling dessert wine. Dallas News, 27 Sep. 2022 These two dessert wine cask finishes have profoundly affected the palate of this whiskey, with official tasting notes describing white raisin, coriander, saffron and hard pretzel on the palate, and a floral, grassy finish. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 27 Oct. 2022 Up until at least the 1980s, some wineries made a sweet, fortified dessert wine with mission called Angelica. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2022 For a dessert wine—a Zedda Piras digestif made from myrtle: a black beauty with flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon and white pepper. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 24 July 2022 And for the grand finale, personal lemon curd tarts were paired with a house dessert wine for guests to enjoy while stargazing. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, 25 July 2022 It’s nearly dessert wine in its sweetness but ends up accentuating the layers of spice. Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2022 Pair the Velvety Key Lime Cheesecake with Domaine Papin Coteaux du Layon dessert wine. Dwight Brown, Essence, 18 May 2022 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dessert%20wine. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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