jug wine


: table wine sold in large bottles

Examples of jug wine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Back in the 1960s, when Gallo Hearty Burgundy was a popular jug wine, petite sirah was a key component, along with zinfandel and carignan. New York Times, 21 Oct. 2021 Financial stress forced him to sell Inglenook in 1964 to United Vintners (later swallowed up by Heublein Inc.), ushering in a period of corporate takeovers and declining quality, as Inglenook became a jug wine brand. Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2021 Temecula hasn’t always had the best reputation with wine aficionados from up north scoffing at the amateurs making jug wine for Angelenos traveling via party bus. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Nov. 2019 In the 1990s, the family sought to increase scale by picking up the low-margin brands—such as Almaden and Inglenook jug wines—that larger alcohol companies were looking to shed. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, 17 Oct. 2018 Lodi grapes were the fuel that fed the jug wine era. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 May 2018 In the old days, this might have been called a jug wine, in the best sense of the phrase. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 25 Jan. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jug wine was in 1971

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“Jug wine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jug%20wine. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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