dessert wine


Definition of dessert wine

: a usually sweet wine typically served with dessert or afterward

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Recent Examples on the Web Grey Poupon mustard is made with white wine (specifically, the dessert wine Sauternes, from Bordeaux), so this is the inversion: white wine made with mustard. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Oct. 2021 Another famous wine to try is Vinsanto, which is Santorini’s legendary dessert wine. Annie Daly, Marie Claire, 25 Aug. 2021 Its sweetness holds up well with Banyuls, an intriguing dessert wine from the French slopes of the Catalan Pyrenees. Beth Segal, cleveland, 2 Sep. 2021 Currently, Far Niente encompases six wine brands, ranging from single-vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet to Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and a Sauternes-style dessert wine. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 July 2021 Bunnagitkarn added Moscato, a dessert wine, to the sorbet for a touch more sweetness and to help bring out the tropical flavor., 6 July 2021 While not technically a dessert wine, this 100% Saperavi is very ripe, lush and fruity, and will be ideal alongside apple, blueberry or blackberry pie and vanilla ice cream. Amanda Schuster, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Substituting a dessert wine can push things too far in the cloyingly sweet direction. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 13 Feb. 2021 It’s a rich, complex dessert wine, with concentrated flavors of fig and caramel, and notes of orange marmalade and spice. Tina Danze, Dallas News, 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of dessert wine

1773, in the meaning defined above

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“Dessert wine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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: a sweet wine that people drink with dessert or after dessert

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