Canary wine


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Noun1.Canary wine - a sweet white wine from the Canary Islands
white wine - pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation
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It is time that the good Colonel came forth to greet his friends; else we shall be apt to suspect that he has taken a sip too much of his Canary wine, in his extreme deliberation which cask it were best to broach in honor of the day
5) Canary wine was offered in payment to Ben Jonson, whose petition for an increase in his annuity was granted by Charles I in 1630--from 100 marks annually to 100 English pounds sterling and "one terse of Canary Spanish wine yearly" from the king's own cellars.
Hyperbolic as it might seem, Howell's vivid claim about high volume of consumption of these wines is corroborated by figures for customs charged at London's ports: 284,382 gallons of Canary wine were taxed in 1606, just two years after the embargo was lifted, and 744,282 gallons in 1633, the year before Howell's letter.