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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!
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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.
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there is truth in wine

One who is intoxicated is more apt to speak honestly. It is a translation of the Latin phrase "in vino veritas." Make sure that Mark's cup is never empty tonight—I need to find out why he's getting divorced, and there is truth in wine.
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white wine

Wine that is made from light-colored grapes and thus is pale yellow in color. Some examples include chardonnay and pinot grigio. What kind of white wine are you serving tonight? I'll have a glass of white wine.
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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.
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pop wine

n. a cheap, flavorful, sparkling wine drink. Even if you don’t like fine wines, you’ll like pop wine.
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