table wine


Definition of table wine

: an unfortified wine containing not more than 14 percent alcohol by volume and usually suitable for serving with food

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Recent Examples on the Web Volume growth for rosé table wine grew 3.2% in 2019 year over year, compared with an overall decrease of 1% for still wine last year, according to IWSR data. Rachel King, Fortune, "Why your next bottle of rosé probably won’t be French," 13 June 2020 Good table wine or, as the case might be, picnic fodder. Marc Bona, cleveland, "14 wines - $10-$24 - to try in June (photos)," 14 June 2020 Seabra also points to the success of multiple form factors among U.S. consumers, especially 187 milliliter bottles (versus an average of 750 milliliters in a standard bottle of table wine). Rachel King, Fortune, "Why your next bottle of rosé probably won’t be French," 13 June 2020 Many of us are guilty of it: visiting Italy, eating life-altering pasta, and coming home determined to turn the kitchen into a cucina dedicated to fresh noodles and an endless supply of table wine. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 11 Best Cookbooks for Eating Your Way Around the World," 21 Nov. 2019 According to Randal, a single gene from our sturdy muscadine transformed a California variety, costing $55 million in research, but rewarding us with a beautiful table wine. Verna Gates, al, "How to spend 24 hours on the North Alabama Wine Trail," 19 Sep. 2019 According to an Oregon Wine Board press release, recent Nielsen data shows Oregon wine sales rose 12% in 2018, compared to the total table wine category's performance of -0.6%. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Oregon wine industry tops $600 million in sales, says new industry report," 12 Sep. 2019 Your average 6-ounce glass of dry table wine contains about 125 calories, barely more than a White Claw but with about a million times more flavor. Esther Mobley,, "Hard seltzer is this summer’s biggest scam," 20 Aug. 2019 Named after the popular sweet table wine with notes of chocolate and caramel, the new Tuxedo Junction ice cream is churned with Burnette Farms handmade vanilla ice cream and chocolate shavings. Shauna Stuart |,, "Wine ice cream? Corbin Farms Winery and Burnette Farms Market are making it happen," 5 July 2019

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1673, in the meaning defined above

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“Table wine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of table wine

: a wine that is not very expensive and that is used for ordinary meals

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