dessert wine


Definition of dessert wine

: a usually sweet wine typically served with dessert or afterward

Examples of dessert wine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Late winemaker Myron Nightingale invented a method of dessert wine production. Bryce Wiatrak,, "Beringer Winery is more than cheap supermarket wine," 12 Apr. 2018 Port and port-style wines fall under the broader umbrella of the dessert wine category that includes ice wine, sauternes and late harvest renditions of rieslings or zinfandels. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "This isn't your grandpa's port. These Arizona wineries are aging the next big thing," 19 Aug. 2020 Don’t overlook the stellar sparkling wines, as well as their late harvest Chardonnay — a sun soaked, languorous dessert wine and one of my favorites in the Valley. Bryce Wiatrak,, "Frank Family: wines with opulence," 29 Jan. 2018 Yet none of these is more potent or iconic than Montefalco's sagrantino—you'll find it in the majestic dry red of the same name, as well as the dessert wine Sangrantino passito and as the backbone of the blend called Montefalco rosso. Saveur, "Menu: Dinner in Umbria," 12 Nov. 2014 Lastly, there's the sweetest variety called doux, which is typically served as a dessert wine. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "From Champagne to prosecco: How to choose the perfect bottle of bubbles for New Year's Eve," 27 Dec. 2019 Each restaurant location serves an array of those house wines including red, white, rosé and dessert wine. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "This popular Midwest restaurant and winery chain will open 2 Arizona locations this year," 3 Jan. 2020 Participants will also be able to try a dessert wine and digestive spirit, as well — Fattoria Montellori vin santo from Tuscany, and Marolo grappa. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Drop in and learn while trying wines (and snacks) of Italy at Meraki," 18 Nov. 2019 Pearl Morissette first won acclaim for producing ethereally dry Rieslings and lush Cabernet Francs in a burgeoning wine region that, up until recently, was best known for ice wine—an ultra-sweet dessert wine pressed from frozen grapes. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette Offers a Tasting Menu for the Climate-Conscious Era," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of dessert wine

1773, in the meaning defined above

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7 Sep 2020

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“Dessert wine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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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