white wine

noun

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

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Red wine vinegar is assertive (pair it with sturdy bitter greens or vegetables), while white wine vinegar is less assertive (think more delicate greens). Becky Krystal, sacbee, "Shake it up: Lots of vinaigrette options," 10 July 2018 If the soup is very flatly sweet, a tiny bit of white wine vinegar or lime juice can help balance it out. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Silky Sweet Corn Soup with Indian Coconut-Cilantro Chutney," 11 July 2018 A few years ago a researcher gave 54 oenology (the study of wine) students a glass of white wine with tasteless red food coloring. Nick Hoppe, San Francisco Chronicle, "Lessons on how to become a wine snob," 13 May 2018 Red wine vinegar is assertive (pair it with sturdy bitter greens or vegetables), while white wine vinegar is less assertive (think more delicate greens). Becky Krystal, sacbee, "Shake it up: Lots of vinaigrette options," 10 July 2018 Red wine vinegar is assertive (pair it with sturdy bitter greens or vegetables), while white wine vinegar is less assertive (think more delicate greens). Becky Krystal, chicagotribune.com, "How to leave those bottled dressings behind and make your own vinaigrette," 29 June 2018 Burgers, for instance, pair well with hoppy beer drinks, while chicken might go better with a white wine. Chris Morris, Fortune, "6 Beers and 6 Wines to Improve Your Fourth of July Cookout," 29 June 2018 Make Tangy Horseradish Fixin': Whisk together prepared horseradish (squeezed of excess moisture), sour cream, white wine vinegar, mayonnaise, and sugar in a bowl. Kristina Kurek, Country Living, "Grilled Hotdogs with Fixin's," 13 June 2018 In a small bowl, combine saffron with 1 tablespoon white wine and set aside. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Mussels in Curried Cream Sauce: a Comforting Classic From Frenchette," 7 Mar. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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white wine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of white wine

: wine that is light in color

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