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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Tuscany has plenty of wine estates offering agriturismo, but Michele Manelli’s Salcheto estate, overlooking the village of Montepulciano—home to Brunello, one of Italy’s best red wines—is very different. Robert Joseph, A-LIST, "Hired It Through The Grapevine," 2 July 2018 Stuffed with locals ordering red wine and steak frites. Carolina A. Miranda,, "For Anthony Bourdain, food was just the entry point for a much wider cultural discussion," 8 June 2018 Saturday, June 23: Heinen's will hold Cool Red Weekend 2-4 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 Thanks to flavanols, antioxidants also found in berries, red wine and grapes. Susan Selasky, charlotteobserver, "Make your own chocolate bowls for Valentine’s Day," 13 Feb. 2018 People with vestibular migraines can have specific triggers that bring on these symptoms, like changes in sleep patterns, menstruation, and foods like chocolate, ripened or aged cheese, and red wine, Johns Hopkins Medicine says. Korin Miller, SELF, "How to Tell if Vestibular Migraines Are Why You Get Dizzy So Often," 12 July 2018 Elisabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel‘s characters, Offred and Ofglen, both inspired red wines, while Yvonne Strahovski‘s Serena Joy was a white blend., "Handmaid's Tale Wines Pulled After One Day Amidst Fierce Backlash Over 'Rape-Themed' Marketing," 12 July 2018 The Mexican-themed four course meal will include homemade churros with ganache dipping sauce, sangria reduction and homemade whipped cream served with dry or sweet red wine. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Chef-prepared dinner pairs with homegrown Antioch wines," 3 July 2018 Do people who drink more red wine have lower rates of heart disease? Julia Belluz, Vox, "This Mediterranean diet study was hugely impactful. The science just fell apart.," 20 June 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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