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

Other Words from vinous

vinously adverb

Examples of vinous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some people believe pairing wine with chocolate is a vinous sin. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 1 June 2022 Now in the Duckhorn Portfolio, KB is helmed by a couple of vinous visionaries, VP and general manager Neil Bernardi and winemaker Julien Howsepian. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 25 Apr. 2022 Year’s end means it’s time for our annual vinous navel-gazing about developments of the past year and crystal-ball prognostications about trends for the next. Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2021 Now there’s a community of people who not only share that vinous worldview but take it a step further. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 28 Nov. 2021 His prose has an oratorical flair, like a vinous soliloquy summoning us to enjoy the pleasures of the grape. Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2021 The Vintners Collective is an association of six like-minded wineries in the Livermore Valley who work together to craft wines made from 100% Livermore AVA fruit that showcase the region’s vinous character. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 2 Oct. 2021 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, 23 Dec. 2020 The vinous upset shouldn’t only alarm wine aficionados. Jillian Kramer, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Jan. 2020 See More

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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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13 Jun 2022

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“Vinous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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