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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For the adventurous drinker, go with this white wine that was left in contact with its skins. Kristin Tice Studeman, Vogue, "The Best Wine for Every Thanksgiving Scenario," 19 Nov. 2018 Thick steak-and-ale stew is a classic, but the vegetarian mushroom and kale—covered in a creamy white wine and parmesan gravy—is also killer. Don't forget to top the whole thing off with a crown of mashed potatoes and gravy. Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Brunch in Chicago," 3 Mar. 2018 Almost as if to ease me in, Moody started with a few white wines. Lauren Chval, RedEye Chicago, "How to get into red wine, whether you're at dinner or on a Netflix binge," 11 Jan. 2018 Made from the same grapes as white wine, orange wine gets its distinct hue from letting the juices of the fruit ferment with its skins and seeds. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "12 Health Food Trends to Be on the Lookout for in 2019," 11 Dec. 2018 Dogfish Head’s hybrid is made with 49 percent late-harvest Viognier grapes from Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Washington and 51 percent grain, creating a complex ale that bursts with velvety white wine structure and a light melon aroma. Claudia Mcneilly, Vogue, "Wine-Beer Is the Perfect Hybrid Drink to Sip From Summer to Fall," 3 Aug. 2018 The white wines can have a soft, round texture, delivering flavors like green apple or pear, stone fruits, minerality and a refreshing crispness. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "12 Cotes du Rhone wines that offer a range of styles and values," 31 May 2018 Light-bodied white wines like sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio should be clear with a very pale, light yellow color which indicates the wine is fresh, vibrant and ready to drink. Stephanie Miskew, Fox News, "3 ways to tell if a bottle of wine is bad and what to do about it," 10 Oct. 2016 Add 3/4 cup halved seedless grapes and 1/4 cup white wine to skillet; boil 1 minute. Delia A. Hammock, M.s., Good Housekeeping, "A 7-Day, 1,300-Calorie Meal Plan," 10 Nov. 2014

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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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