\ 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 He is especially frustrated with officials from the government’s Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade visiting his shop to enforce price restrictions on fino. Chao Deng, WSJ, 23 May 2022 While the vast majority of sherry is dry — think briny, tapas-friendly fino and amontillado — there’s plenty to discover on the sweet end of the spectrum. Ellen Bhang,, 11 Jan. 2022 Gazpacho is often made with sherry, so try a dry, nutty fino to accompany it. Washington Post, 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, 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, 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, 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, 19 Mar. 2018 The tasting also will include cava and a fino sherry. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Mar. 2018 See More

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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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27 May 2022

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“Fino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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