wine


wine
noun
ADJECTIVE
red, white
fizzy (BrE), sparkling
dry
sweet
light

He served a light white wine with the lunch.

full-bodied, heady, strong
fruity
sour

a cheap sour 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 Australian.

dessert
fortified

fortified wines such as port and sherry

mulled, spiced
chilled

chilled white wine

dandelion, elderberry, rice, etc.
… OF WINE
drop (esp. BrE)

Would you like another drop of wine?

bottle, carafe, decanter, glass
VERB + WINE
drink

Do you drink wine?

have

I'll have some wine, please.

taste

He went to Chile to taste wines.

sip, take a sip of

She took a sip of her wine.

gulp, gulp down, swig
take a gulp of, take a swig of
pour (sb)

The waiter went around pouring the wine.

make, produce

The winery has been making wine for 25 years.

age, mature

wine aged in the bottle

chill
order, serve
ply sb with

They always ply their clients with wine before getting down to business.

produce

About 60% of Australia's wine is produced in South Australia.

WINE + VERB
flow (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.

breathe

Open the wine an hour before the meal to let it breathe.

be corked
age, mature
WINE + NOUN
bottle, glass
cooler (= for cooling wine)
list, selection

The restaurant has an extensive wine list.

rack

I took another bottle from the wine rack.

cellar
bar
shop (esp. BrE), store (esp. AmE)
cooler (= a drink) (AmE), spritzer
vinegar

Add two tablespoons of white wine vinegar.

grape

Red wine grapes grow well here.

tasting

We hold occasional wine-tasting sessions.

drinker
grower, growing

a wine-growing region

distributor (esp. AmE), importer, merchant (esp. BrE)
sales
business, industry
country, region

a farm at the edge of northern California's wine country

PHRASES
wine (sold) by the glass

A good selection of wine by the glass was on offer.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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