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jug wine

n. cheap wine that is sold in volume, usually in gallon jugs. We’re having a little do tomorrow—nothing special. A little jug wine and chips.
See also: jug, wine
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At the same time, demand remains strong for cheaper Chardonnay jug wines, and Chardonnay grapes are commonly used to make sparkling wines.
Grandson of an Italian vineyard worker who emigrated to Argentina in 1902, Catena has transformed his family's winery--once a twenty-million-bottle-a-month jug wine operation--into Argentina's most flamboyant winery and a darling of international connoisseurs.
The other side of that coin is the shrinking market for jug wines priced at less than $3 a bottle.
And the new generation of Gallos knows it will take some work to overcome the jug wine past.
consumer has continued to move upscale, California's popular premium wines have largely taken the place of jug wines as "house pours" and form the foundation of most restaurant wine-by-the-glass programs.
Jug wine on the table is partaken on the honesty basis.
Remember when Chianti was still considered a jug wine in the US, and was usually served with the bottle wrapped in a stereotypical straw fiasco?
However, the decrease in jug wine shipments concealed the boom of California's upscale premium varietal wines and wine exports abroad, according to the Wine Institute.
The house jug wine by the gallon is placed on the table if you wish, and you may pour it accordingly.
Barbera is actually the fifth most widely planted red grape variety in California, with close to 11,000 acres in production, but, as in Italy, much of it is planted in inferior regions and poorly treated, yielding mediocre wines that often disappear into jug wine blends.
SAN MARTIN Discover new wine country Once the source of gallons of jug wine, the gentle hills about 20 miles south of San Jose are sporting new vineyards, attended to by a new winery, Clos LaChance.
He said Mottern was instrumental in the acquisition of Glen Ellen Wines, the disposal of Heublein's unprofitable jug wine business and the upgrading of both vineyards and wine quality.
1 cup each sugar and water 2 cups grapefruit juice 1/2 cup each lemon juice, lime juice, and orange juice 2 cups chilled club soda 1-1/2 quarts dry to moderately sweet white wine (use jug wine or 2 bottles, 750 ml each, of a varietal such as Chenin Blanc or French Colombard) or ginger ale This slices unpeeled orange, lemon, and lime Ice cubes