vi·​nous ˈvī-nəs How to pronounce vinous (audio)
: of, relating to, or made with wine
vinous medications
: showing the effects of the use of wine
vinously adverb

Examples of vinous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond this season, there are vinous ways to give all year ‘round. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 This set should thrill fans of natural wine and fuel many a vinous debate over the nature of terroir and the strictures of convention. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 25 Nov. 2023 At Akash, the Patel family has created a modernist vinous refuge with great Valley views, pop-up pizza and tacos, yoga, and of course Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, and sparkling wines. Sunset Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 Here are three delightful white wines from the Mediterranean, perfect for your virtual vinous travel this summer. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 20 July 2023 Less told is the story of the wine program, which has grown to the point of bursting, a cascading, antediluvian overflow of wine wine wine, which dominates the restaurant’s interior tableau as a sort of none-too-subtle vinous call to arms. Jordan Michelman, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2023 So those seated, reserved tastings may stay, with customers seeking a reflective hour of vinous pleasure casting side-eye at the raucous superspreader crowd at the bar. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 25 May 2023 For the real deal, look to Rioja, whose wineries hold some of the oldest vinous treasures known to man—and where, this past September, Herederos del Marqués de Riscal hosted a marathon library tasting of 30 vintages from 1862 through 1964, including pre- and post-phylloxera examples. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 22 Jan. 2023 But the culinary and vinous offerings are American products, hailing from esteemed wineries and cheesemakers from the West, albeit with a little French influence, and appropriately elevated for an event of this caliber. Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, 1 Dec. 2022

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Word History


Middle English, from Latin vinosus, from vinum wine

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vinous was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Vinous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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