straw wine


: a sweet wine produced by partially drying the grapes on beds of straw prior to vinification

Examples of straw wine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Robinson also produces a straw wine — a dessert wine where the grapes, in this case Zinfandel, are dried on straw mats post-harvest to concentrate sugars. Bryce Wiatrak,, 21 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of straw wine was in 1824

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“Straw wine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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