quaff·​able ˈkwä-fə-bəl How to pronounce quaffable (audio)
of a beverage
: easy and enjoyable to drink : suitable for being quaffed
used especially of wine that is simple and pleasant to drink
This light, simple wine offers berry and herbal flavors and tart acidity. It's quaffable, but lacks intensity and depth.Thomas Matthews
… churning out unremarkable but eminently quaffable reds (and whites) for the thirsty Madrid market.Gerald Asher

Examples of quaffable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beefy, quaffable red wine cousin: Nuala by Muri The style of chilled red wine called glou-glou has been a drinkers' warm-weather favorite for some time. Scott Hocker, theweek, 14 Jan. 2024 Here are three, including a quaffable white from Gascony and two high-altitude wines from northern Italy made from less-familiar grape varieties. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2023 Narragansett Lager Narragansett Brewing Co., Rochester, New York; Lager, 5% Smooth, nothing crazy but very quaffable. Marc Bona, cleveland, 3 Sep. 2023 Swarms of tiny bubbles lift the body, making Things eminently quaffable. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Aug. 2023 Originally released in 2018, the smooth, quaffable beer – at 5.7% alcohol – honors Thomas’ jersey number with the Browns. Marc Bona, cleveland, 13 July 2023 That food-friendly, quaffable profile makes these wines ideal for sipping in the scenic Rock Wall tasting space. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, 7 July 2020 While in the air, guests will be served high-end French food and quaffable Gallic wines. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 19 Apr. 2023 And now the first quaffable example of this relationship has arrived in the form of a new special limited-edition bottle with a design that is both recognizable and new. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 27 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quaffable was in 1915

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“Quaffable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quaffable. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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