noun, often capitalized
ge·​würz·​tra·​mi·​ner | \ gə-ˈvu̇rt-ˌstra-mə-nər How to pronounce gewürztraminer (audio) , -ˈvərt-, -ˌsträ; -strə-ˈmē-nər How to pronounce gewürztraminer (audio) \

Definition of gewürztraminer

: 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 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,, "Explore Michigan's diverse wine scene, one of the country's most exciting developing regions," 5 July 2018 Bellemore was recognized for its high-altitude wines and dishes made with wine, like gewurztraminer gelee. Phil Vettel,, "4 Chicago restaurants make Wine Enthusiast's 100 Best Wine Restaurants list," 13 June 2018 In high concentrations, terpenes can be pungently perfumey, as in moscato or gewurztraminer wines. Marnie Old,, "Great Wine Values: Trivento 'White Orchid' Torrontés," 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,, "Recipes: Four ways to make summer sangria, with or without wine," 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,, "Israel's winemaking more global, contemporary than ever," 7 Mar. 2018 Salmon with choucroute and gewurztraminer sauce has been a staple at Bayona for over 25 years. Brett Anderson,, "Taste for wild salmon? Here are the restaurants that might have it," 27 July 2017 Among Idaho’s sipping strengths are dry whites such as viognier, riesling, pinot gris/pinot grigio — and some surprises along the way such as albariño and gewurztraminer. Robert Ehlert, idahostatesman, "June is Idaho Wine Month, a tasty time to sample sips and vineyard events," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of gewürztraminer

circa 1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gewürztraminer

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

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“Gewürztraminer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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