sparkling wine

noun

Definition of sparkling wine 

: an effervescent table wine

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Gin, vodka or rum would all work, as would topping off the glass with a sparkling wine. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Instead of lemonade, try a hibiscus-lime Arnold Palmer," 20 June 2018 That drink is made with sweet vermouth, Campari, and orange sherbet, then topped with sparkling wine and garnished with an orange twist, said Jefferson Oatts, beverage manager for the Schulson Collective restaurant group. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "Cocktails for all-day (and all-night) drinking sessions," 23 May 2018 After all, some people like more orange juice than booze, while others — namely, us — prefer filling their glasses almost all the way up to the top with sparkling wine before slipping in a few drops of juice. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "Aldi's $9 Bottled Mimosa Is Our New Brunch Staple," 8 May 2018 Beloved in Italy, the drink features Aperol, a bittersweet, orange-flavored apertif that’s the color of sunrise, topped off with sparkling wine and soda water, then garnished with a fresh orange peel. Jesse Schwartz, BostonGlobe.com, "Why do Bloody Marys and mimosas get to rule brunch?," 19 Mar. 2018 Drinks: Cut that sweetness with something a little bitter like the Avon Spritzer made with sparkling wine, aperol and grapefruit juice ($8) or the Alabama Shake, which features whiskey, an absinthe rinse, lemon, sugar and bitters ($11). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "Warm up with these 16 winter brunches in Chicago," 18 Jan. 2018 To make the drink, the liquor (which costs £19.99 / $27) is topped with English sparkling wine Castle Brook Classic Cuvee 2013 (at £30 / $40.50 a bottle). Kate Samuelson, Time, "20 of the Tastiest, Fanciest and Most Bizarre Royal Wedding Souvenirs," 14 May 2018 Top with approximately an ounce of dry or off-dry sparkling wine. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "5 cocktails for your Royal Wedding watch party," 18 May 2018 Add remaining ingredients except the sparkling wine to a mixing glass and stir with ice. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "5 cocktails for your Royal Wedding watch party," 18 May 2018

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1565, in the meaning defined above

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