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 Dressed in tails and equipped with a glass of white wine and not much else, Englishman Darren Wood said he was all set to wait through the night to see off his late queen at Westminster Hall, a cavernous space first built in 1097. Max Colchester, WSJ, 15 Sep. 2022 Make it as an appetizer for guests or serve big bowls for a light dinner, with a glass of white wine. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 22 Aug. 2022 Showcasing her signature humor, Kathie Lee walked out on stage with a glass of white wine in her hand and shared memorable words. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 19 Aug. 2022 That reaction can result in a red face many of us have seen or experienced (my nearly only white wine drinking self included!). Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 12 July 2022 For white wine lovers who haven’t had the opportunity to taste Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, there may still be a bit of mystery. Jill Barth, Forbes, 17 Aug. 2022 Of the gift baskets, one is white wine-themed and beachy; the second is romantic and red wine night-themed. The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Aug. 2022 The sun cast that dramatic sub-Arctic warm glow across our campsite, illuminating the water, picnic table, and white wine in our plastic glasses. Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News, 23 July 2022 The cocktail, which can be made in a batch for pitcher pours, is made with white wine, fruit and sparkling water and can be made a day in advance, saving you an extra step of prep day-of barbecue. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 28 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of white wine

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 Sep 2022

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“White wine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20wine. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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