vi·​nous | \ ˈvī-nəs How to pronounce vinous (audio) \

Definition of vinous

1 : of, relating to, or made with wine vinous medications
2 : showing the effects of the use of wine
3 : vinaceous

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Other Words from vinous

vinously adverb

Examples of vinous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My first vinous foray into this former Soviet republic was the zippy, zingy Keush Origins Méthode Traditionnelle Brut, which showcases more apple flavors (green and yellow) than sparklers' usual citrus, yeasty notes. Star Tribune, "From Armenia to South Africa, travel the world through sparkling wines," 23 Dec. 2020 The vinous upset shouldn’t only alarm wine aficionados. Jillian Kramer, Smithsonian Magazine, "English Sparkling Wines Challenge the Supremacy of Champagne, France—Thanks to Climate Change," 27 Jan. 2020 The idea of such a wine smacks of ’80s-era excess, the vinous equivalent of a perm and glittery shoulder pads. Esther Mobley,, "In defense of buttery Chardonnay," 30 Apr. 2020 The drinker spoons up almonds and raisins that have been simmering into the boozy stew, imparting their flavors to it and soaking up its vinous goodness. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, "Make the Swedish mulled wine glogg, and your house will smell like Christmas," 13 Dec. 2019 The overwhelming first impression is of a vinous tartness, but this gives way to a juicy mid-palate and an appealingly dry finish. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "OktoberWest: Where San Diego celebrates this beer-soaked tradition," 12 Sep. 2019 Even if prices keep rising, the best-performing stocks tend to beat their vinous peers. The Economist, "Burgundy wine investors have beaten the stockmarket," 24 Aug. 2019 Drew Baker, Lisa Hinton, and Ashli Johnson — respectively, the farmer, winemaker, and general manager at Old Westminster Winery — have put northern Maryland on the vinous map once again. Ellen Bhang,, "Fizzy summer wines offer lighthearted refreshment," 29 July 2019 The stark landscape, intense sun and dry heat result in an austere and fiercely mineral wine, whose textural thrust seems to be a vinous version of the vines' stark surroundings. Patrick Comiskey,, "Cool white wines from hot climates," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of vinous

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vinous

Middle English, from Latin vinosus, from vinum wine

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“Vinous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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