wine Idioms & Phrases


altar wine

  • noun used in a communion service
    altar wine.
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Apple wine

  • cider.
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Birch wine

  • wine made of the spring sap of the birch.
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Birch wine, Cape wine, etc.

  • See under Birch, Cape, etc.
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blush wine

  • noun pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began
    blush wine; pink wine; rose.
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bordeaux wine

  • noun any of several red or white wines produced around Bordeaux, France or wines resembling them
    Bordeaux.
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burgundy wine

  • noun red table wine from the Burgundy region of France (or any similar wine made elsewhere)
    Burgundy.
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california wine

  • noun any of various wines produced in California
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canary wine

  • noun a sweet white wine from the Canary Islands
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Cape wine

  • wine made in South Africa Eng.
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dessert wine

  • noun still sweet wine often served with dessert or after a meal
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Dry wine

  • that in which the saccharine matter and fermentation were so exactly balanced, that they have wholly neutralized each other, and no sweetness is perceptible; opposed to sweet wine, in which the saccharine matter is in excess.
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Ethereal oil of wine

  • (Chem.), a heavy, yellow, oily liquid consisting essentially of etherin, etherol, and ethyl sulphate. It is the oily residuum left after etherification. Called also heavy oil of wine (distinguished from oil of wine, or oenanthic ether).
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Ethereal oil of wine, Heavy oil of wine

  • . (Chem.) See under Ethereal.
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fortified wine

  • noun wine to which alcohol (usually grape brandy) has been added
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generic wine

  • noun a wine that is a blend of several varieties of grapes with no one grape predominating; a wine that does not carry the name of any specific grape
    generic.
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Ginger wine

  • wine impregnated with ginger.
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High wine

  • distilled spirits containing a high percentage of alcohol; usually in the plural.
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jug wine

  • noun inexpensive wine sold in large bottles or jugs
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lager wine

La"ger wine`

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  1. . Wine which has been kept for some time in the cellar. Simmonds.
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Low wine

  • a liquor containing about 20 percent of alcohol, produced by the first distillation of wash; the first run of the still; often in the plural.
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may wine

  • noun a punch made of Moselle and sugar and sparkling water or champagne flavored with sweet woodruff
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mulled wine

  • noun wine heated with sugar and spices and often citrus fruit
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mushroom wine sauce

  • noun brown sauce with mushrooms and red wine or Madeira
    marchand de vin.
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new zealand wine berry

  • noun graceful deciduous shrub or small tree having attractive foliage and small red berries that turn black at maturity and are used for making wine
    makomako; wineberry; Aristotelia racemosa; Aristotelia serrata.
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Oil of wine

  • Oenanthic ether. See under Oenanthic.
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Palm wine

  • the sap of several species of palms, especially, in India, of the wild date palm (Phoenix sylvestrix), the palmyra, and the Caryota urens. When fermented it yields by distillation arrack, and by evaporation jaggery. Called also palm toddy.
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pink wine

  • noun pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began
    blush wine; pink wine; rose.
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port wine

  • noun sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
    port.
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port-wine stain

  • noun a flat birthmark varying from pink to purple
    nevus flammeus.
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Rape wine

  • a poor, thin wine made from the last dregs of pressed grapes.
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red wine

  • noun wine having a red color derived from skins of dark-colored grapes
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rhine wine

  • noun any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)
    Rhenish; hock.
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rhone wine

  • noun any of various wines from the Rhone River valley in France
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rose wine

  • noun pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began
    blush wine; pink wine; rose.
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sacramental wine

  • noun used in a communion service
    altar wine.
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Sops in wine

  • (Bot.), an old name of the clove pink, alluding to its having been used to flavor wine.
    Garlands of roses and sops in wine. Spenser.
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Sops of wine

  • (Bot.), an old European variety of apple, of a yellow and red color, shading to deep red; called also sopsavine, and red shropsavine.
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sparkling wine

  • noun effervescent wine
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Spirit of wine

  • . See under Spirit.
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Spirits, ∨ Spirit, of wine

  • (Chem.), alcohol; so called because formerly obtained by the distillation of wine.
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spirits of wine

  • noun rectified ethyl alcohol
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Steel wine

  • wine, usually sherry, in which steel filings have been placed for a considerable time, used as a medicine.
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straw wine

  • noun sweet wine from grapes partially sun-dried on the vine or on straw mats
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Sweet wine

  • . See Dry wine, under Dry.
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table wine

  • noun wine containing not more than 14 percent alcohol usually served with a meal
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To have drunk wine of apewine ape

  • to be so drunk as to be foolish. Obs. Chaucer.
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varietal wine

  • noun a wine made principally from one grape and carrying the name of that grape
    varietal.
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White wine

  • noun pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation
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  • . any wine of a clear, transparent color, bordering on white, as Madeira, sherry, Lisbon, etc.; distinguished from wines of a deep red color, as port and Burgundy. "White wine of Lepe." Chaucer.
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Wine acid

  • . (Chem.) See Tartaric acid, under Tartaric. Colloq.
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wine and dine

  • verb eat sumptuously
    • we wined and dined in Paris
  • verb provide with food and drink, usually lavishly
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Wine apple

  • (Bot.), a large red apple, with firm flesh and a rich, vinous flavor.
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Wine bag

  • a wine skin.
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wine bar

  • noun a bar that serves only wine
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wine barrel

  • noun a barrel that holds wine
    wine barrel.
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Wine biscuit

  • a kind of sweet biscuit served with wine.
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wine bottle

  • noun a bottle for holding wine
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wine bucket

  • noun a bucket of ice used to chill a bottle of wine
    wine bucket.
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Wine cask

  • noun a barrel that holds wine
    wine barrel.
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  • a cask for holding wine, or which holds, or has held, wine.
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Wine cellar

  • noun storage space where wines are stored
    cellar.
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  • a cellar adapted or used for storing wine.
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Wine cooler

  • noun a bucket of ice used to chill a bottle of wine
    wine bucket.
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  • a vessel of porous earthenware used to cool wine by the evaporation of water; also, a stand for wine bottles, containing ice.
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Wine fly

  • (Zoöl.), small two-winged fly of the genus Piophila, whose larva lives in wine, cider, and other fermented liquors.
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Wine grower

  • one who cultivates a vineyard and makes wine.
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wine lover

  • noun a connoisseur of fine wines; a grape nut
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wine maker

  • noun someone who makes wine
    winemaker; vintner.
  • noun distillery where wine is made
    winery.
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wine making

  • noun the craft and science of growing grapes and making wine
    winemaking.
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Wine measure

  • the measure by which wines and other spirits are sold, smaller than beer measure.
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Wine merchant

  • noun someone who sells wine
    vintner.
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  • a merchant who deals in wines.
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Wine of opium

  • (Pharm.), a solution of opium in aromatized sherry wine, having the same strength as ordinary laudanum; also Sydenham's laudanum.
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wine palm

  • noun fishtail palm of India to Malay Peninsula; sap yields a brown sugar (jaggery) and trunk pith yields sago
    jaggery palm; kittul; Caryota urens; kitul tree; kitul; toddy palm.
  • noun tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving
    lontar; palmyra; palmyra palm; Borassus flabellifer; longar palm; toddy palm.
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Wine press

  • a machine or apparatus in which grapes are pressed to extract their juice.
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wine sauce

  • noun white or veloute sauce with wine and stock variously seasoned with onions and herbs; for fish or meat
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Wine skin

  • a bottle or bag of skin, used, in various countries, for carrying wine.
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wine steward

  • noun a waiter who manages wine service in a hotel or restaurant
    wine steward; sommelier.
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Wine stone

  • a kind of crust deposited in wine casks. See 1st Tartar, 1.
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wine taster

  • noun a taster who evaluates the quality of wines
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wine tasting

  • noun a gathering of people to taste and compare different wines
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Wine vault

  • . (a) A vault where wine is stored. (b) A place where wine is served at the bar, or at tables; a dramshop. Dickens.
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Wine vinegar

  • noun vinegar made from wine
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  • vinegar made from wine.
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wine waiter

  • noun a waiter who manages wine service in a hotel or restaurant
    wine steward; sommelier.
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Wine whey

  • whey made from milk coagulated by the use of wine.
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wine-colored

  • noun a red as dark as red wine
    wine-colored; wine.
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wine-coloured

  • noun a red as dark as red wine
    wine-colored; wine.
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wine-maker's yeast

  • noun used in making wine
    Saccharomyces ellipsoides.
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wine-red

  • adjective satellite of something having the dark red color of red wine
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