white zinfandel

noun

: a blush wine made from zinfandel grapes

Examples of white zinfandel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bartenders will whip up cocktails named for his mother, along with champagne and, of course, white zinfandel. Abby Ellin, New York Times, 15 Dec. 2022 But, as wine drinkers were introduced to dry rosés, white zinfandel fell out of fashion. Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2022 Wines include pinot grigio, cabernet and white zinfandel. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 11 June 2021 All-you-can-drink: The dinner price includes seasonal beers, Bud Light and Liberty Creek Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and white Zinfandel included. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, 7 June 2019 Its nadir may have been during the white zinfandel wave that surged out of California in the late ’70s, tinting everyone’s rosé-colored glasses with the skewed perspective that all pink wines were sweet. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, 8 July 2019 Some are mediocre, and some are sweet pink confections like the white zinfandels of the 1970s and ’80s. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 5 July 2018 That’s this kind of white zinfandel – strawberries without the shortcake and whipped cream, but with a lilting sweetness and enough rejuvenating acidity for it to be paired with sandwiches of ham and cheese, curried chicken or tuna. Mike Dunne, sacbee, 20 June 2018 Easton Wines As wine, the zinfandel grape is interpreted in all sorts of ways, from playful white zinfandel to somber port. Mike Dunne, sacbee, 9 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white zinfandel was in 1976

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“White zinfandel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20zinfandel. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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