ge·​würz·​tra·​mi·​ner gə-ˈvu̇rt-ˌstra-mə-nər How to pronounce gewürztraminer (audio)
-strə-ˈmē-nər How to pronounce gewürztraminer (audio)
often capitalized
: a light dry Alsatian white wine with a spicy bouquet
also : a similar wine made elsewhere

Examples of gewürztraminer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our first test on the tap was gewurztraminer. Kristine M. Kierzek, Journal Sentinel, 29 Mar. 2023 There are a dozen different kinds, ranging from riesling and rosé to chardonnay and gewurztraminer. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, 14 Nov. 2021 My favorites from the Palisades AVA near Grand Junction have been the riesling and gewurztraminer from Carlson Vineyards. Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2020 Among the most popular are pinot blanc, pinot gris (also called pinot grigio by some Michigan winemakers), sauvignon blanc, riesling, gewurztraminer and chardonnay on the white side; or pinot noir, cabernet franc and merlot on the red side. Michael Austin,, 5 July 2018 Bellemore was recognized for its high-altitude wines and dishes made with wine, like gewurztraminer gelee. Phil Vettel,, 13 June 2018 In high concentrations, terpenes can be pungently perfumey, as in moscato or gewurztraminer wines. Marnie Old,, 16 Apr. 2018 There are plenty of good wine choices, among them pinot grigio (or gris), sauvignon blanc, gruner veltliner, or a dry riesling or gewurztraminer. Adam Ried,, 19 May 2018 Chardonnay also has been a popular grape variety in Israel; other popular grapes include reds cabernet franc and carignann the red side, and whites sauvignon blanc and gewurztraminer. Michael Austin,, 7 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History


German, variety of grape, from Gewürz spice + Traminer, variety of grape, from Tramin (Termeno, Italy)

First Known Use

circa 1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gewürztraminer was circa 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Gewürztraminer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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