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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

To take someone out for a fancy or lavish meal. This guy is our ideal candidate for the job, so be sure to wine and dine him tonight.
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new wine in old bottles

A change or innovation applied or added to an established or longstanding organization, system, or method. Education isn't the only area where the state's newly elected governor is trying to put new wine into old bottles; he's been trying to revitalize several different institutions and infrastructures with bold, progressive changes.
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wine, women, and song

Hedonistic pleasures and vices, specifically drinking alcohol, having or pursuing sex with women, and seeking general entertainment like singing or dancing. Usually said of and by men. The year after I finished my bachelor degree (and finally had a bit of spare cash and spare time to spend) was mostly just a haze of wine, women, and song. When asked what was the secret to being a successful writer, he responded dryly, "Wine, women and song."
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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

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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new wine in old bottles

something new or innovatory added to an existing or established system or organization.
The proverb you can't put new wine into old bottles is a reference to Matthew 9:17: ‘Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish’.
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wine and dine someone

entertain someone by offering them drinks or a meal.
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wine, women, and song

the hedonistic life of drinking, sexual pleasure, and carefree entertainment proverbially required by men.
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ˌwine and ˈdine (somebody)

go to restaurants, etc. and enjoy good food and drink; entertain somebody by buying them good food and drink: Too much wining and dining is making him fat.Our hosts wined and dined us very well.
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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.
See also: pop, wine
References in classic literature ?
The time was to come, when that wine too would be spilled on the street-stones, and when the stain of it would be red upon many there.
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.
So all that Italian crew looked on and marvelled at the infant phenomenon that downed wine with the sang-froid of an automaton.
But she had no wine to stir up, while my movements quickly set the fumes rising to my head.
Dummling asked him what he was taking to heart so sorely, and he answered: 'I have such a great thirst and cannot quench it; cold water I cannot stand, a barrel of wine I have just emptied, but that to me is like a drop on a hot stone
Tis a very expensive wine," said Blaisois, shaking his head.
His manner became more and more lofty every instant; then he arose and after finishing off the beer at one draught he advanced majestically to the door of the compartment where the wine was.
I cannot tell what was the association of idea," observed he, very tranquilly, and as if he had never tasted wine in his life, "but just after your majesty, had struck the girl and thrown the wine in her face -- just after your majesty had done this, and while the parrot was making that odd noise outside the window, there came into my mind a capital diversion -- one of my own country frolics -- often enacted among us, at our masquerades: but here it will be new altogether.
I also took a goatskin of sweet black wine which had been given me by Maron, son of Euanthes, who was priest of Apollo the patron god of Ismarus, and lived within the wooded precincts of the temple.
Well," said Caderousse, "I should have said not -- how treacherous wine is
She was one of the stupid lowly, she and her people before her--the ones that did the work, drove their oxen across the Plains, cleared and broke the virgin land, toiled all days and all hours, paid their taxes, and sent their sons and grandsons out to fight and die for the flag that gave them such ample protection that they were able to sell their wine for twenty-two cents.
Pickwick, he applied himself with great interest to the port wine and dessert, which had just been placed on the table.
There is our wine in bottles, and our wine in casks; the beer, the oil, and the spices, the bacon, and sausages.
drink three cups of wine, the "Golden Valley" being the name of a garden, the owner of which enforced this penalty among his boon companions (`Gems of Chinese Literature', p.
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.