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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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]
new wine in old bottlessomething 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’.
wine and dine someoneentertain someone by offering them drinks or a meal.
wine, women, and songthe hedonistic life of drinking, sexual pleasure, and carefree entertainment proverbially required by men.
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.
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.
n. a cheap, flavorful, sparkling wine drink. Even if you don’t like fine wines, you’ll like pop wine.