liebfraumilch


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Liebfraumilch

(ˈliːbfraʊˌmɪlk; German ˈliːpfraumɪlç) or

Liebfrauenmilch

n
(Brewing) a white table wine from the Rhine vineyards
[German: from Liebfrau the Virgin Mary + Milch milk; after Liebfrauenstift convent in Worms where the wine was originally made]

Lieb•frau•milch

(ˈlib fraʊˌmɪlk; Ger. ˈlip fraʊˌmɪlx)

n.
a white wine produced chiefly in the region of Hesse in Germany.
[1825–35; < German, after Liebfrauenstift convent of the Virgin, religious establishment in Worms, where the wine was first made; see milk (German Milch)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liebfraumilch - a sweetened Rhenish wine (especially one from Hesse in western Germany)
hock, Rhenish, Rhine wine - any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
References in classic literature ?
To-night I feel inclined to allow my choice to be directed by sentiment; and as we are on so pretty a pilgrimage, would it not be appropriate to drink Liebfraumilch?
When it was pointed out that this meant Liebfraumilch was milk-free so would also have a name change the Germans soon put a kibosh on that and it was shut down pronto!
A COUPLE OF WHITES FROM THE WINE SOCIETY Leon Beyer Sylvaner 2014 (12% abv, PS8.50): Sylvaner is one of the main varieties in Alsace where it holds its head up higher than in Germany, where it is typically used in liebfraumilch. Ugh.
In college, for me it was Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill, and it went on to Liebfraumilch with the little Blue Nun.
PS3.99 Liebfraumilch (75cl) This German wine has a unique, light, slightly sweet taste and goes down a treat.
In the 1960s and early 1970s, when postwar production began to pick up in Europe, the bulk of German wine to reach these shores was made up of inferior, slightly sweet wines of the Liebfraumilch category.
Is it because we can't shake off the image of old-fashioned hock and semi-sweet Liebfraumilch?
The world had never seen anything like these light, fresh, sweet wines, and the Liebfraumilch boom took the world by storm.
While the Western Allies had sticky fingers and a developed taste for schnapps and liebfraumilch, however, what the Soviets wanted was more blood.
He points out that, until Liebfraumilch turned our heads in the 70s, beer was the natural partner to any English dish.