red wine


Definition of red wine 

: a wine with a predominantly red color derived during fermentation from the natural pigment in the skins of dark-colored grapes

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Yet another red wine that pairs well with my mouth. 6. Steve Rosenbloom,, "Yu Darvish: It's not that you’re on the DL — it’s that you’re not Jake Arrieta," 1 June 2018 Grab some red wine, cheese, and chocolates, and enjoy a picnic in a cemetery. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "Oh God, April’s Full Moon in Scorpio and Jupiter Retrograde Will Occur Simultaneously on Sunday Night," 27 Apr. 2018 Pour in the red wine, stirring until the wine has completely evaporated. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Books / Cooking / Food & Drink / Food Chain John Coletta's radicchio risotto is bloody good," 30 Mar. 2018 For example, if there’s a cheese course, there may be the passing of the port (sweet red wine mixed with brandy). Jessica Pan, The Cut, "The 10 Most Bizarre Royal Etiquette Rules," 17 May 2018 Friday, June 22: Heinen's will hold Cool Red Weekend 6-8 p.m. Discover 10 red wines that taste even better when slightly chilled. Marc Bona,, "Wine calendar: Evening of Champagne at 750ml Wines, Stroll Through France wine dinner, Talley Vineyards at L'Albatros, more," 15 May 2018 The wine subscription service Vinebox recently released its 2018 Shades of Summer box, which contains six different rosés, two chillable red wines, and one white. Olivia Harrison,, "This Rosé-Filled Vinebox Is About To Be All Over Instagram," 7 May 2018 Important note: The show is BYOB, although red wine is not allowed. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do this weekend in Chicago," 12 July 2018 Except for sparkling wines, it is not permitted to blend white and red wine to make rosé. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "American Rosés Without Clichés," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of red wine

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of red wine was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of red wine

: wine that has a red color

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