\ ˈfē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce fino (audio) \
plural finos

Definition of fino

: a very dry Spanish sherry

Examples of fino in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gazpacho is often made with sherry, so try a dry, nutty fino to accompany it. Washington Post, "What wines to drink with lobster rolls, barbecue and other favorite summer foods," 31 July 2020 Manzanilla or fino makes an ideal start, while heartier amontillado, palo cortado or oloroso sherries meld seamlessly with umami-rich dishes, such as soups (ramen), stews and anything with mushrooms. Washington Post, "At a third of the price of fine white burgundy, sherry deserves a place at your table," 10 Jan. 2020 This wine is a superb value, dry with almond and mineral flavors, a little richer than a Jerez fino, but delicious nonetheless. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "15 Wines Under $15: Inexpensive Bottles for Stay-at-Home Drinking," 2 Apr. 2020 This version is an easy, dry and delicious cocktail that echoes the classic martini but subs dry sherry — such as fino or manzanilla — for the vermouth, which adds a faintly nutty flavor. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, "How to make a martini your guests will love — or at least love to argue about," 11 Sep. 2019 This fino is bright and saline with a touch of almond and oxidized grape flavors, delicious neat but also lovely with tonic and a sprig of rosemary. Max Falkowitz, GQ, "These Aperitifs Are the Before-Dinner Drinks You Need on Your Bar Cart," 19 Mar. 2018 The tasting also will include cava and a fino sherry. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spanish wine tasting planned in Delafield," 18 Mar. 2018 Pastore ha accettato la proposta Inter: 5 milioni più bonus almeno fino al 2021., "Manchester United Transfer Target Javier Pastore Closes in on Move to Serie A Giants Inter," 26 Jan. 2018 The Gravedigger Stir 1½ parts CRUZ Reposado Tequila, ½ part mezcal, ¾ part fino sherry, ½ part pear liqueur. Helin Jung, Cosmopolitan, "22 Spooky Halloween Cocktail Concoctions," 15 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of fino

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fino

Spanish, from fino fine, from fin end, from Latin finis

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“Fino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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