red, rose, white | fizzy, sparkling | dry | sweet | light
He served a light white wine with the lunch.
| full-bodied, heady, strong | fruity | sour, vinegary
a cheap vinegary wine
| mature, young
The younger wines will be mature after about three years.
| new, old
some new wines from South Africa
| excellent, expensive, fine, good, great, quality, vintage | cheap, table | house
The restaurant's house wines are an Australian Chardonnay and a French red.
| dessert | fortified
fortified wines such as port and sherry
| mulled, spiced | chilled
chilled white wine
| home-made | dandelion, elderberry, rice, etc.
Would you like another drop of wine?
| glass, bottle
VERB + WINE
Do you drink wine?
I'll have some wine, please.
| sip, take a sip of
She took a sip of her wine.
| gulp, swig, take a gulp/swig of | pour (sb), top up
The waiter went round topping up people's wine.
| make, produce
The winery has been making wine for a couple of centuries.
| age, mature
wine aged in the bottle
| chill | serve | ply sb with
They always ply their clients with wine before getting down to business.
WINE + VERB
(figurative) The wine flowed freely at the party.
| go to your head
The wine had gone to his head and he was starting to talk rubbish.
Open the wine an hour before the meal to let it breathe.
| be corked | age, mature
WINE + NOUN
bottle, glass | list
The restaurant has an extensive wine list.
I took another bottle from the wine rack.
| grower, growing | merchant | tasting
The supermarket holds occasional wine-tasting sessions.
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