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Mo·selle 1

 (mō-zĕl′) also Mo·sel (mō′zəl)
A river rising in the Vosges Mountains of northeast France and flowing about 545 km (340 mi) north then northeast to the Rhine River in western Germany. The German valley of the river is noted for its castles and vineyards.

Mo·selle 2

A light dry white wine produced in the valley of the Moselle River.
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1. (Placename) a department of NE France, in Lorraine region. Capital: Metz. Pop: 1 027 854 (2003 est). Area: 6253 sq km (2439 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in W Europe, rising in NE France and flowing northwest, forming part of the border between Luxembourg and Germany, then northeast to the Rhine: many vineyards along its lower course. Length: 547 km (340 miles). German name: Mosel
3. (Brewing) (sometimes not capital) a German white wine from the Moselle valley
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1. German, Mo•sel (ˈmoʊ zəl) a river in W central Europe, flowing from the Vosges Mountains in NE France into the Rhine at Coblenz, in W Germany. 320 mi. (515 km) long.
2. a light, white wine made along the Moselle in Germany.
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Noun1.Moselle - German white wine from the Moselle valley or a similar wine made elsewhereMoselle - German white wine from the Moselle valley or a similar wine made elsewhere
white wine - pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation
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[məʊˈzel] NMosela m
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nMosel f; (also Moselle wine)Mosel(wein) m
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Herr Sung was a good customer: he had two rooms on the ground floor, and he drank a bottle of Moselle at each meal.
He insisted as usual on pouring out the Frau Professor a glass of his Moselle, and he offered a glass to Fraulein Forster.
The soldiers smoke, guzzle, and get drunk; they are gentle as lambs if you only give them brandy or Moselle, but scholars, and drink, smoke, and fuddle -- ah, yes, that's altogether different.
Soon after, I went to see a panorama of the Mississippi, and as I worked my way up the river in the light of today, and saw the steamboats wooding up, counted the rising cities, gazed on the fresh ruins of Nauvoo, beheld the Indians moving west across the stream, and, as before I had looked up the Moselle, now looked up the Ohio and the Missouri and heard the legends of Dubuque and of Wenona's Cliff--still thinking more of the future than of the past or present--I saw that this was a Rhine stream of a different kind; that the foundations of castles were yet to be laid, and the famous bridges were yet to be thrown over the river; and I felt that THIS WAS THE HEROIC AGE ITSELF, though we know it not, for the hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men.
Q WE'D like to take a boat down the Moselle, cycle and do wine tasting in May.
The Rhine &Moselle Cruise River Cruise on board Olympia 7 days from PS819.00, July 2015 Majestic Cologne and the Moselle's wine-making villages combine to make a picture-postcard-perfect river cruise holiday.
RIVER CRUISING 7 days from PS779.00 The Magical Moselle On board MS Olympia Departs Jul 2014 This wonderful value summertime cruise on board MS Olympia begins and ends in Rhineland capital Cologne, and journeys into the beautiful twists and turns of the River Moselle, with calls at some of the river's impossibly pretty wine towns and villages, ancient Roman Trier and historic Koblenz.
TRAVEL OFFERS 7 days from On board MS Olympia pounds 619.00 The Magical Moselle Departs 19 Jul & 27 Aug 2012 MS Olympia's relaxing summertime cruise takes in majestic Cologne and the beautiful twists and turns of the River Moselle, with calls at pretty wine villages, ancient Trier and historic Koblenz.
The scenery is stunning, from the pastoral lowlands of Belgium to the undulating hills of the Ardennes, and then there is the exquisite Moselle Valley itself.
You'll visit Bernkastel, the most picturesque town in the valley, Trier, the oldest city in Germany, the charming city of Koblenz, impressively situated at the confluence of both the Moselle and Rhine rivers, and Cochem, centre of the Moselle wine trade.
OUR MOSELLE (GERMANY) TOUR Off to the Moselle on tour once more We sailed overnight on a ferry as before Landing in Holland the following morning Most were awake but some were still yawning The journey overland by coach was a winner We arrived at our hotel just a while before dinner Along the Moselle there are vines on each side Just as described in the tour guide The long, winding river was another attraction But strangely the barges were all out of action Soon we returned to the glorious Toon In time for the hoppings on the Town Moor in June