sparkling wine


Definition of sparkling wine

: an effervescent table wine

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Our informal tasters enjoyed the intensely flavored sorbets: limoncello with limoncello liqueur, margarita with tequila, strawberry with sparkling wine and blackberry with cabernet sauvignon. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay There," 25 June 2018 There will also be cocktails, sparkling wine and beers on tap as well as an assortment of cans, Champagne and other wines. Grace Wong,, "Just Opened: Ina Mae brings a taste of New Orleans to Wicker Park," 20 June 2018 This, coupled with Kent’s famous chalky soil, has made the area, just over an hour southeast of London, particularly productive for grape varieties used in sparkling wine, like chardonnay, pinot noir, and bacchus. Tyler Wetherall, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kent Is Poised to Be the U.K.'s Napa Valley," 14 Sep. 2018 For double the price, the last ride of the night features sparkling wine and the chance to see fireworks. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Fireworks, parades and more fireworks! Check out these can’t-miss July 4 celebrations," 27 June 2018 The airline had already begun pouring complimentary beer, wine, spirits, and even sparkling wine to economy passengers, and unleashed a menu of salads and appetizers last year. Sunset, "Airline Food Is Getting a Serious Upgrade," 22 Jan. 2018 When ready to serve, strain into pitcher and add sparkling wine. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Sparkling Wine Mojito Punch," 26 Nov. 2018 The case recalls France’s mostly successful efforts to have only sparkling wine produced in its Champagne region called by that name. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "Oregon seeing red in its dispute with California winery," 28 Nov. 2018 Once all that red, white, rosé, and sparkling wine is polished off, enter vermouth. Kristin Tice Studeman, Vogue, "The Best Wine for Every Thanksgiving Scenario," 19 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of sparkling wine

1565, in the meaning defined above

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