sparkling wine

noun

Definition of sparkling wine 

: an effervescent table wine

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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 Brendan Lynch, 81, was standing between a group of young people drinking sparkling wine and a mother whose children had fallen asleep in their stroller. Muhammad Darwish, CNN, "Ireland's yes voters celebrate a 'leap forward' in landmark vote on abortion," 26 May 2018 The most likely contender seems to be Chapel Down, a British brand that produces still and sparkling wines. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Is This the Wine That Will Be Served at Next Week's Royal Wedding?," 11 May 2018 Early this spring, the Gwinllan Estate 2016 El Dorado Methode Champenoise Rose ($48) was elected the best sparkling wine at the California State Fair commercial wine competition. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "Bright and intriguing wines in full bloom at these four foothill wineries | The Sacramento Bee," 9 May 2018 Most offer a choice of two reds and two whites on a business-class flight, plus one in-air Champagne, a pre-departure sparkling wine and often a port or other dessert wine. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "Which Airlines Go Cheap on Wine?," 18 Apr. 2018 On her 18th birthday earlier this month, the Canadian teenager bought a bottle of sparkling wine and a $4 scratch lottery ticket at a nearby convenience store in Quebec - and, just like that, her future was off to a very nice start. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "She bought her first lottery ticket on her 18th birthday - and now she's set for life," 28 Mar. 2018 True to the mission, the team's first offering was named WKND, a sparkling wine. Kyle Stock, latimes.com, "For this start-up, the secret to selling wine online is making it yourself," 19 Feb. 2018 Drinks: The same spice used in the tamales adds plenty of kick to the Red Hot Bloody Mary while their spin on the mimosa trades out the sparkling wine for plum cider (both $8). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "Warm up with these 16 winter brunches in Chicago," 18 Jan. 2018

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1565, in the meaning defined above

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