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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 entertain someone with lavish meals, typically in order to gain their favor in some way, either personally or professionally. This guy is our ideal candidate for the job, so be sure to wine and dine him tonight. Your father likes to say he won me over by wining and dining me—but really he just took me out for cheeseburgers.
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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. The state's newly elected governor is trying to put new wine in old bottles by revitalizing 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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pop wine

Inexpensive wine that is typically sweet and fruit-flavored. I was drinking Sarah's crappy pop wine last night because I forgot to buy anything for myself, and it gave me the worst headache of my life. You're going to get diabetes drinking that pop 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

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.
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wine, women, and song

The good life, in a dissolute fashion. The precise locution first appeared in German and in the late eighteenth century was translated (and attributed to Martin Luther, without real authority). “Who loves not women, wine, and song, remains a fool his whole life long,” it went, and in 1862 Thackeray (Adventures of Philip) prefaced it with, “Then sing, as Martin Luther sang, as Doctor Martin Luther sang.” Johann Strauss the Younger (1825–99) used it as the title of one of his famous waltzes (opus 333).
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References in classic literature ?
Pickwick; and the stranger took wine, first with him, and then with Mr.
When our Italian hosts had offered me wine in a general sort of way, I had declined.
Thereupon Dummling asked to have her for his wife; but the king did not like the son-in- law, and made all manner of excuses and said he must first produce a man who could drink a cellarful of wine. Dummling thought of the little grey man, who could certainly help him; so he went into the forest, and in the same place where he had felled the tree, he saw a man sitting, who had a very sorrowful face.
"'Tis a very expensive wine," said Blaisois, shaking his head.
Moreover, he avowed his perfect willingness to swallow as much wine as desired.
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!" resumed the Catalan, as he saw the final glimmer of Caderousse's reason vanishing before the last glass of wine.
Between her and her hand-press on the mountain clearing and him ordering his wine in the hotel was a difference of seven dollars and seventy-eight cents.
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.
X said he had not known, before, that there were people honest enough to do this miracle in public, but he was aware that thousands upon thousands of labels were imported into America from Europe every year, to enable dealers to furnish to their customers in a quiet and inexpensive way all the different kinds of foreign wines they might require.
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.
"I never dine without wine, sir" (which was a pitiful falsehood), and looked around upon the company to bask in the admiration he expected to find in their faces.
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.
There is our wine in bottles, and our wine in casks; the beer, the oil, and the spices, the bacon, and sausages.
Hock is full of fancy, and all wines are by their very nature full of reminiscence, the golden tears and red blood of summers that are gone.