white zinfandel

noun

Definition of white zinfandel

: a blush wine made from zinfandel grapes

Examples of white zinfandel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Best Las Vegas buffets: 22 all-you-can-eat restaurants on the Strip," 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, "Beyond frosé: How to make rosé shine in inventive, breezy summer cocktails," 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, "American Rosés Without Clichés," 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, "This year's best local wine you can (mostly) get for under $20," 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, "Bright and intriguing wines in full bloom at these four foothill wineries | The Sacramento Bee," 9 May 2018 Pink wine drinkers used to be shamed for sipping on what was perceived as low-quality, sweet vino — your grandmother's white zinfandel. Rachel Rubenstein, Indianapolis Star, "7 bars and restaurants where you can rosé all day," 17 Oct. 2017

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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“White zinfandel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20zinfandel. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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