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Wines and fortified wines

Bordeaux

noun

red or white wine from the Bordeaux region of southwest France

brandy

noun

a strong alcoholic drink made from wine

brandy

noun

a glass of this drink

bubbly

noun

champagne

burgundy

noun

a type of wine from Burgundy in France

Chablis

noun

a type of white wine from central France

Chablis

noun

a type of white wine similar to French Chablis, made in California

champagne

noun

a type of French sparkling wine that people often drink to celebrate special occasions

champers

noun

champagne

Chardonnay

noun

a type of white wine, or the type of grape used to make it

Chianti

noun

a red wine from Tuscany in Italy

claret

noun

a type of red wine, especially from the Bordeaux region of France

cognac

noun

a type of brandy made in France, or a glass of this brandy

dessert wine

noun

a sweet wine that you drink with a dessert

fortified wine

noun

an alcoholic drink made by adding a small amount of brandy or other alcoholic drink to wine. Sherry and port are fortified wines.

hock

noun

a type of white wine from Germany

Madeira

noun

a type of strong wine that contains brandy

merlot

noun

a type of red wine

mulled wine

noun

a hot alcoholic drink made of wine mixed with sugar and spices, traditionally drunk at winter festivals such as Christmas

plonk

noun

cheap wine of low quality

port

noun

a strong sweet wine that people sometimes drink at the end of a meal

red

noun

red wine

retsina

noun

a Greek wine that tastes of resin

rosé

noun

a type of wine that is pink

sherry

noun

a strong wine from southern Spain, often drunk before a meal

sherry

noun

a glass of sherry

table wine

noun

an ordinary wine that is not very expensive and that is drunk with meals

vermouth

noun

a type of strong white wine that is often mixed with other alcoholic drinks

vino

noun

wine

vintage

adjective

vintage wine is excellent in quality and was made several years ago

white

adjective

white wine is a yellowish colour. Wine that is a dark purplish colour is called red wine.

white

noun

white wine

wine

noun

an alcoholic drink made from grapes. Wine that is dark purple is called red wine, light yellow wine is called white wine, and pink wine is rosé wine

wine

noun

a type of wine

wine

noun

a glass of wine

wine

noun

a similar alcoholic drink made from any fruit or plant

house wine/red/white

the least expensive wine in a restaurant, which appears on the wine list without its usual name

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