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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French intellectuals love little more than predicting revolution and chaos from a boulevard-side table groaning with red wine and fricasseed innards. Philip Delves Broughton, WSJ, "‘Twilight of the Elites’ Review: On the Outskirts of ‘Higher France’," 28 Jan. 2019 There are two factors that determine the severity of wine teeth: the nature of red wine and the particularities of your tooth enamel. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "Here is why you look like a vampire.," 18 Dec. 2018 Will Cardi swap her sparkling water and spaghettis for red wine and baguettes? Perrie Samotin, Glamour, "Cardi B Made Her Triumphant Return to the Front Row In Head-to-Toe Leopard," 23 Sep. 2018 Follow the recipe for Classic Red Wine Sangria, substituting dry white wine for the red wine and omitting the cinnamon sticks. Adam Ried,, "Recipes: Four ways to make summer sangria, with or without wine," 19 May 2018 Red bourbon heirloom turkey is ground into a resonant red wine Bolognese and spooned over delicate puffs of semolina gnocchi. Craig Laban,, "Storied Bucks County inn now a destination for dinner," 3 May 2018 This tasty and textural salad comes together with a dressing of olive oil, red wine and balsamic vinegars, Dijon mustard, and Italian Seasoning (a blend of basil, rosemary, marjoram, thyme, sage, and oregano). The Spice Hunter, Bon Appetit, "Dining Routine a Little Drab? Spice Things Up with These Flavorful Recipes," 19 Mar. 2018 They may be made from red wine grapes but their flavor profiles more closely resemble those of white wines and can therefore benefit from similar vineyard conditions and winemaking techniques. Marnie Old,, "Great Wine Values: Matua Pinot Noir Rosé," 17 May 2018 Vermouth Vermouths are white or red wine proofed up with neutral spirits, then aromatized with herbs and botanicals like gin. Max Falkowitz, GQ, "These Aperitifs Are the Before-Dinner Drinks You Need on Your Bar Cart," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of red wine

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of red wine

: wine that has a red color

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