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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In a food processor, combine 5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped, 5 ounces chèvre, 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 2 tablespoons plus ½ teaspoon kosher salt and ⅛ teaspoon black pepper. Tia Keenan, WSJ, "The Cheese You Need Right Now," 7 Sep. 2018 Mix 1/4 cup apricot jam and white wine vinegar in a bowl. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Apricot Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Peppers," 27 July 2018 Fill a white wine glass to the rim with ice, top with your favorite Champagne, and pair with a game of pétanque. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "A Champagne Lover’s Guide to Hosting a Last-Minute Bastille Day Soirée," 13 July 2018 Just as strange was the description for Serena Joy, a white wine named after Yvonne Strahovski’s character. Karen Han, Vox, "Creepy Handmaid’s Tale wine announced, canceled within 24 hours," 11 July 2018 Chenin blanc isn’t the only relatively obscure white wine with which Haarmeyer likes to work. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "Light-handed approach paying off for Sacramento winemaker Craig Haarmeyer | The Sacramento Bee," 28 Mar. 2018 One of the greatest combinations is mussel pasta with a really beautiful white wine. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "Mussels Are the Easiest Fancy Food You Can Make Yourself Tonight," 28 Feb. 2018 Here are three stories about high-school and college reunions that are a lot more salacious than white wine and small talk. The Cut, The Cut, "3 Juicy High-School and College Reunion Stories," 12 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, sacbee, "Shake it up: Lots of vinaigrette options," 10 July 2018

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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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