dessert wine


Definition of dessert wine

: a usually sweet wine typically served with dessert or afterward

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German dessert wines have been highly treasured for centuries, but lightly sweet wines were actually a rarity before the 1950s and 1960s. Fortune, "German Winemakers Are Hoping for a Revival With a Return to Drier Wines," 21 July 2019 Since the dessert wine must be heated during the creation process, it was viewed as very stable and unlikely to change during the reprocessing and repackaging necessary to send a liquid to space. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Space and booze, an anecdotal history," 6 July 2019 Fans of Corbin Farm Winery’s Tuxedo Junction dessert wine are in for a treat. Shauna Stuart |,, "Wine ice cream? Corbin Farms Winery and Burnette Farms Market are making it happen," 5 July 2019 The size of the selection of Italian spirits is unrivaled in San Diego: five dessert wines, five digestivi, seven vermouths, four sambucas, five grappe, and 20 amari round out the list. Michele Parente, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Il Dandy’s Michelin-starred chefs take Italian to new heights — but is it high enough?," 4 July 2019 Livermore’s signature wine festival includes four days of tastings, wine-pairings, somm secrets, special events and even a dessert wine-centric Port-a-Palooza. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "21 Bay Area wine festivals and cocktail events in July and beyond," 22 June 2019 Txakoli is the crisp, zippy (mostly) white wine from the Basque region of Spain, while Tokaji is the legendary, nectar-like dessert wine from Hungary. Michael Austin,, "Don't know Meritage from pinotage? Duero from Douro? We're here to help," 21 June 2018 Quady North Seeking a fresh opportunity, Herb Quady left his family’s successful California dessert wine business to found this Rogue Valley property and anointed himself President for Life in 2005. Tim Teichgraeber,, "Five vineyards you must see in Oregon’s lesser-known Rogue Valley region," 23 May 2018 Plain Cellars has a pleasant mix of reds, dessert wines and cider, and a knowledgeable and friendly to guide you through them., "Detours worth taking on your next road trip," 20 May 2018

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1773, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dessert wine

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

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