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cask wine

Wine that is packaged in a plastic bladder within a cardboard box. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. Some people prefer the traditional glass bottles, but I think cask wines are the best value for the money!
See also: wine

good wine needs no bush

An item of good quality needs no advertisement. Establishments like inns and pubs used to hang ivy and flowers to tell travelers that wine was available inside. The product I've invented is so excellent that it needs no ad campaign, just as good wine needs no bush.
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red wine

Wine that is red in color from the dark-colored grapes used to make it. Types of red wine include Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. What kind of red wine are you serving tonight? I'll have a glass of the red wine, thank you.
See also: red, wine

wine and dine someone

to treat someone to an expensive meal of the type that includes fine wines; to entertain someone lavishly. The lobbyists wined and dined the senators one by one in order to influence them. We were wined and dined every night and given the best hotel accommodations in town.
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You cannot put new wine in old bottles.

Prov. You should not try to combine the new with the old. I think it is a mistake for the managers of that traditional art gallery to exhibit modern paintings. You can't put new wine in old bottles. Doug's attempt to teach ancient Chinese medicine to doctors trained in Western medicine was not a success. "I guess I can't put new wine in old bottles," Doug thought ruefully.
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wine and dine somebody

to entertain someone expensively The company wined and dined us, hoping to convince us we should accept the job.
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wine and dine somebody

to entertain someone by giving them an expensive meal and wine (usually passive) I'm an old-fashioned girl at heart - I like to be wined and dined on the first few dates.
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wine and dine

Entertain someone or treat someone to a fine meal, as in The company likes to wine and dine visiting scientists. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
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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

pop wine

n. a cheap, flavorful, sparkling wine drink. Even if you don’t like fine wines, you’ll like pop wine.
See also: pop, wine
References in classic literature ?
The people rudely pictured as drinking in the wine-shops, croaked over their scanty measures of thin wine and beer, and were gloweringly confidential together.
Beyond the fortifications through which Athos had made a breach in order to get out, and which were composed of fagots, planks, and empty casks, heaped up according to all the rules of the strategic art, they found, swimming in puddles of oil and wine, the bones and fragments of all the hams they had eaten; while a heap of broken bottles filled the whole left-hand corner of the cellar, and a tun, the cock of which was left running, was yielding, by this means, the last drop of its blood.
Nurse, draw me off some of the best wine you have, after what you are keeping for my father's own drinking, in case, poor man, he should escape death, and find his way home again after all.
Excellent; there is port wine in the cellar of Monsieur le Baron de Bracieux.
While the servants supplied the two and twenty guests with food and drink, the hostess and her four maidens went from one throne to another, exhorting them to eat their fill, and to quaff wine abundantly, and thus to recompense them- selves, at this one banquet, for the many days when they had gone without a dinner.
I am endeavoring to think of something novel," replied the dwarf, abstractedly, for he was quite bewildered by the wine.
Tis not for wine, but because it is hot here, and the window is shut.
To Pierre all men seemed like those soldiers, seeking refuge from life: some in ambition, some in cards, some in framing laws, some in women, some in toys, some in horses, some in politics, some in sport, some in wine, and some in governmental affairs.
Here and there, in irregular patches where the steep and the soil favored, wine grapes were growing.
But when she took it up she found that all the wine had been drunk out of it.
Please sanction that proceeding by taking some wine too.
You should know better, since I have heard that the monks of Beaulieu could squeeze a good cup of wine from their own grapes.
The red wine was poured in tumblers for all, and the long dining-room was partly cleared for dancing.
582-596) But when the artichoke flowers (27), and the chirping grass-hopper sits in a tree and pours down his shrill song continually from under his wings in the season of wearisome heat, then goats are plumpest and wine sweetest; women are most wanton, but men are feeblest, because Sirius parches head and knees and the skin is dry through heat.
He drew the cork from a bottle of sherry, and decanted the wine.