white wine


Definition of white wine

: a wine ranging in color from faintly yellow to amber that is produced from the juice alone of dark- or light-colored grapes

Examples of white wine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ava Gade, who recently moved to San Francisco from New York City to work at a startup, ordered a glass of white wine at the bar. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 July 2021 The first of the two photos shows the pair sitting side by side at a candlelit table holding glasses of white wine, Joshua with his arm around the HGTV star. Katie Campione, PEOPLE.com, 9 July 2021 In a bowl, mix together the sake or white wine, ginger, and sesame oil. BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2021 In fact, more than half of Bokisch’s output is white wine, an unusual feature in red wine-heavy Lodi. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 May 2021 Both white wine and red needs to be served cool, certainly cooler than the temperature of your body. New York Times, 9 Apr. 2021 Up your game by adding flavors—citrus peels, a splash of soy, white wine—or switching out the water for olive oil. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, 16 Mar. 2021 Instead of the usual red or white wine in more traditional Spanish sangria, Garten made her summer drink with pink-hued rosé wine. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 July 2021 Crisp and refreshing, this lithe white wine has subtle aromas of jasmine, honeysuckle and citrus blossoms. Washington Post, 18 June 2021

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First Known Use of white wine

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“White wine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20wine. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of white wine

: wine that is light in color


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