straw wine

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straw wine

n.
A sweet dessert wine made from grapes that have been dried on straw.

straw wine

n
(Brewing) any of several wines made from grapes dried on straw mats to increase their sugar strength
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Noun1.straw wine - sweet wine from grapes partially sun-dried on the vine or on straw mats
dessert wine - still sweet wine often served with dessert or after a meal
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Every household, however poor, managed to raise a "feast-cake" and a bottle of ginger or raisin wine, which stood on the cottage table ready for all comers, and not unlikely to make them remember feast-time, for feast-cake is very solid, and full of huge raisins.
An item from a 1756 edition of Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser announces the sale in a shop of "three negro men, two negro women, two negro boys and one negro girl" along with quantities of raisin wine, cider and flour.