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1. A variety of grape grown in Spain and France that is used to make red wine.
2. A medium-bodied red wine made from this grape.
[From French grenache, from Old French (vin) vernache, a variety of fine wine, from Old Italian vernaccia, originally a fine variety of Ligurian wine, later any of several fine Italian wines, from Vernaccia, variant of Vernazza, name of the coastal town in Liguria from which the wine was shipped.]
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1. (Brewing) a black grape originally grown in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France and now in other wine-producing areas
2. (Brewing) any of various red wines made from this grape