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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One of the northernmost wine regions in the country, the Ahr, is peculiarly devoted to red wine, with Pinot Noir in about two-thirds of its vineyards. Fortune, "Germany Might Be Producing the Best Pinot Noirs Available Today," 14 July 2019 In the recording, Symonds said Johnson had ruined her sofa with red wine. Peter Wilkinson, CNN, "Boris Johnson under pressure to explain police incident," 23 June 2019 Symonds is heard saying Johnson had ruined a sofa with red wine, according to the Guardian's account. Linda Givetash, NBC News, "Police called to home of U.K. leadership front-runner Boris Johnson," 22 June 2019 The gap in duties is narrower for red wine with an alcohol content of 14.5 percent. Hope Yen And Calvin Woodward,, "Fact check: Trump's statements on Iran, trade and the wall range from a little off to flatly false," 15 June 2019 Or swing by Fulton's Serenity Valley Winery for local Pinot Grigio and red wine with black currants in a boutique lakeside setting. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019," 6 June 2019 There were crystal chalices generously filled with red wine, thimble-sized cups of warm tomato soup, and bites of pork belly. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie Ruled at Last Night’s Premiere for Mary Queen of Scots," 5 Dec. 2018 Optional: Finish risotto with a very good red wine and stir in a generous spoonful of mascarpone. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Porcini makes a decadent rack of lamb and risotto. Try the recipe yourself," 6 Feb. 2018 Waiters walked the room, armed with glasses of red wine, bubbling prosecco, and a buttered rum cocktail with a popcorn rim. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Bella! Diplo! Davika! Suho! Bulgari Goes Global for Bzero1’s Fantastic Roman Festa," 20 Feb. 2019

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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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