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

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Seafood lovers will have several dishes to opt for, including the classic steamed mussels with white wine, garlic, shallot, herb butter and cream. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Opening Day tops this week’s events," 11 July 2019 Classic Italian staples such as bruschetta, mussels with white wine, butter, garlic, cherry tomatoes and house marinara and savory stuffed Sicilian artichoke are complemented with traditional meatballs with house marinara, mozzarella and basil. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "New Italian restaurant Radunare in The Woodlands aims for family feel," 24 June 2019 An open bottle of Champagne has the lifespan of a mayfly: Unlike red or white wine, there’s no corking it and saving it for cooking. Alexandra Kleeman, WSJ, "New Year’s Resolution: Pop Champagne Whenever," 28 Dec. 2018 Covered in grease, Barnaby picked out a 24-month wheel, one that would crumble nicely and pair well with a dry white wine. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "Driving 2,000 Miles for a Wheel of Cheese," 30 Aug. 2018 Some of the taps also will pour red and white wines, prosecco, water and root beer. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "New 'pour your own beer' taproom is coming to Charlotte this summer," 20 June 2018 Some recipes simply call for fresh trout to be wrapped in tin foil with white wine, butter, citrus, dill, garlic and onion. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sports show: Cooking wild game with simple seasonings and techniques," 3 Mar. 2018 The Chew host Clinton Kelly makes a mean margarita — with white wine, tequila and triple sec, this one's a boozy doozy. Clinton Kelly, Good Housekeeping, "Citrusy White Sangria Margarita," 19 May 2017 All red wines have this fermentation, but chardonnay is the only white wine that routinely has it. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "5 things to know about chardonnay, the world’s most popular white wine," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of white wine

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of white wine

: wine that is light in color

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