table wine


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

Examples of table wine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Portugal’s Douro Valley is of course best known for port, and in the last 30 years or so for sturdy red table wines. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2023 From 2015 to 2016, U.S. imports of Mexican table wine grew 48 percent, according to a MarketWatch report. Simone Jacobson, Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2022 It’s been seven decades since the company’s visionary vintner, Max Schubert, flouted traditional winemaking principles by creating a red table wine that combined a base variety of shiraz with the best grapes from across South Australia. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 8 May 2021 That is also reflected in the US table wine consumption. Per and Britt Karlsson, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 In time the wines were called Super Tuscans, because bottles of such high quality deserved a much better designation than table wine. Mike Desimone, Robb Report, 12 Dec. 2021 And there’s a good wine, whether a pricy, aged bottle or an inexpensive table wine, for every mood and moment — from the romantic date night bottle to the perfect beverage for a night out with the girls. Essence, 21 Oct. 2021 The Great White, which is one of the vineyard’s most popular wines for the last two decades, is a blend of Cayuga, Riesling, and Vidal Blanc, making an easy-sipping table wine with subtle peach and strawberry notes., 25 May 2021 The dry white wine from Spain is a fan favorite and can easily become a go-to table wine. Alissa Fitzgerald, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1673, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of table wine was in 1673

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“Table wine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

table wine

: a wine suitable for serving with food
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