Rhine wine


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Rhine wine

n.
1. Any of several dry white wines produced in the Rhine Valley. Also called Rhenish.
2. A similar light dry wine produced elsewhere.

Rhine wine

n
(Brewing) any of several wines produced along the banks of the Rhine, characteristically a white table wine such as Riesling

Rhine′ wine`


n.
1. a dry white wine of the Rhine valley.
2. a similar wine produced elsewhere.
[1835–45]
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Noun1.Rhine wine - any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)
white wine - pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation
Riesling - fragrant dry or sweet white wine from the Rhine valley or a similar wine from California
liebfraumilch - a sweetened Rhenish wine (especially one from Hesse in western Germany)
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She did not want a profusion; she craved a nice and tasty bite--a half dozen blue-points, a plump chop with cress, a something sweet--a creme-frappee, for instance; a glass of Rhine wine, and after all a small cup of black coffee.
This was a merry life for the Baron of Grogzwig, and a merrier still for the baron's retainers, who drank Rhine wine every night till they fell under the table, and then had the bottles on the floor, and called for pipes.
If you were thirsty, if a warehouse were burning and beautiful Rhine wine were running to waste, would you stay your hand from scooping a drink?
The old chancellor, whose idea of relaxation was to drink several barrels of fine Rhine wine over a period of days before fasting, usually replied to every letter he received.
Even without seeing the label, you can tell a Rhine wine from one grown along the Mosel.
You will also be able to take in the charming town of Rudesheim - the most famous of all Rhine wine villages.