straw wine

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straw wine

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A sweet dessert wine made from grapes that have been dried on straw.

straw wine

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(Brewing) any of several wines made from grapes dried on straw mats to increase their sugar strength
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Noun1.straw wine - sweet wine from grapes partially sun-dried on the vine or on straw mats
dessert wine - still sweet wine often served with dessert or after a meal
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A good friend with an expansive cellar came home to discover that his wife had opened an expensive Recioto della Valpolicella to liven up the tomato sauce.
Recioto della Valpolicella is a naturally-sweet red wine, and the version by Corte SantiAlda 2003 (pounds 23.
It often goes well with cabernet sauvignon - try a glass with a dense chocolate cake -- but another route is a red sparkling wine like Piedmont's Brachetto, or two still red wines: Bandyul, from France's Languedoc region, made from grenache, and Italy's Recioto della Valpolicella.