• Invitation to drink wine
    Invitation to drink wine
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wine treat to wine "Our relatives in Italy wined and dined us for a week"
    • v wine drink wine
    • n wine a red as dark as red wine
    • n wine fermented juice (of grapes especially)
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Glass wine bottles unearthed at Jamestown ranging in date from 1640 to 1690. Thousands of fragments of these bottles have been recovered Glass wine bottles unearthed at Jamestown ranging in date from 1640 to 1690. Thousands of fragments of these bottles...
An assortment of glass bottle seals in the Jamestown collection. Some of the wealthy planters had their initials (or other ornamental device) stamped on the shoulders of the wine bottles which they ordered from England An assortment of glass bottle seals in the Jamestown collection. Some of the wealthy planters had their initials (or...
One of the Girls Brought Him Wine--1-07-018 One of the Girls Brought Him Wine--1-07-018
Wolsey is served food and wine while minstrels play Wolsey is served food and wine while minstrels play

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One ton of grapes can produce 720 bottles of wine
    • Wine A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as, currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.
    • Wine The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication. "Noah awoke from his wine ."
    • Wine The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment. "Red wine of Gascoigne.""Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.""Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape
      Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine ."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Coffee was first known in Europe as Arabian Wine.
    • wine The fermented juice of the grape or fruit of the vine, Vitis. See Vitis. Wines are distinguished practically by their color, their hardness or softness on the palate, their flavor, and their being still or effervescing. The differences in the quality of wines depend upon differences in the varieties of vine, and quite as much on the differences of the soils in which the vines are planted, in the exposure of the vineyards, in the treatment of the grapes, and in the mode of manufacturing the wines. When the grapes are just fully ripe, the wine is generally most perfect as regards strength and flavor. The leading character of wine, however, must be referred to the alcohol which it contains, and upon which its intoxicating powers principally depend. The amount of alcohol in the stronger ports and sherries as found in the market is from 16 to 25 per cent.; in hock, claret, and other light wines, from 7 per cent. Wine containing more than 13 per cent. of alcohol may be assumed to be fortified with brandy or other spirit. Among the most celebrated ancient wines were those of Lesbos and Chios of the Greeks, and the Falernian and Cecuban of the Romans. Among the principal modern wines are port, sherry, Bordeaux, Burgundy, champagne, Madeira, Rhine, Moselle, Tokay, and Marsala. The principal wine-producing countries are France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria-Hungary, Greece, Cape Colony, Australia, and the United States.
    • wine The juice, fermented or unfermented, of certain fruits or plants, prepared in imitation of wine obtained from grapes: as, gooseberry wine; raspberry wine.
    • wine Figuratively, intoxication produced by the use of wine.
    • wine A wine-drinking; a meal or feast of which wine is an important feature; specifically, a wine-party at one of the English universities.
    • wine In pharmacy, a solution of a medicinal substance in wine: as, wine of coca; wine of colchicum.
    • wine Same as wine-glass: a trade-term.
    • wine Especially— In the British islands, during the eighteenth century and until about 1850, almost exclusively Madeira and sherry.
    • wine More recently in the British islands, and generally in the United States, the much lighter-colored wines of France, as Chablis and Sauterne, and the wines of Germany.
    • wine To fill, supply, or entertain with wine.
    • wine To drink wine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Europeans drink more wine than Americans. France and Italy produce over 40% of all wine consumed in the world.
    • n Wine wīn the fermented juice of the grape: a liquor made from other fruits:
    • n Wine wīn (fig.) intoxication: a wine-drinking, a wine-party
    • ***


  • Francis Bacon
    “Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.”
  • Henry Fielding
    “Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “Old wine and friends improve with age.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Wine is bottled poetry.”
  • John Milton
    “Lords are lordliest in their wine.”


Old friends and old wine are best - This idiom means that the things and people that we know well are better than the unfamiliar.
Turn water into wine - If someone turns water into wine, they transform something bad into something excellent.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum,cf. Icel. vīn,; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos , , and E. withy,. Cf. Vine Vineyard Vinous Withy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wín; Goth, wein, Ger. wein; all from L. vinum; cog. with Gr. oinos.


In literature:

Instead new wine is poured into fresh wine-skins.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
It also yields a tolerable red wine.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
We had carried with us a wine-skin full of wine which a priest of Apollo had given us.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
He wore a velvet jacket over his evening clothes and Dick noticed a wine-stain on the breast.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
The wines called "wines of the Ahr" resemble those of the Moselle, except that they will keep longer.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
He combined the occupations of farmer, wine-seller, and carrier.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Wine is the favorite solvent for the iron; ale and beer are also sometimes so employed.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
The sea rolled wine-tubs to the shore for the bishop's cellar.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
M. M. Spirit of wine.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
They are just wine-shops; sell nothing but wine.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
And here is a beaker of our good red wine of Monte Vultura.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Wine, of course, depends upon the scruples of the entertainers.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
He kept horses and hounds, and had good wines.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
And he entertained him hospitably with food and wine.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
A bottle of wine came with each meal, instead of coffee, and I shared it with the criminals in our cell.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
We read of wine in the Bible.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
Its agitators distributed wine, beer, and brandy gratuitously.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
Martella cheerfully entered into his plan; she got the wine for him, and from that day he gradually improved in health.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
Give me a cup of wine to wash down my rage.
"The Scarlet Banner" by Felix Dahn
Gentlemen are allowed to sit over their wine, and you haven't been gone five minutes.
"Blind Policy" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

Glimmering still
In ecstasy,
Commingled wines
Of you and me
In One fulfill,…
The Mystery.
"Mystery" by D H Lawrence
Oh drink me up
That I may be
Within your cup
Like a Mystery,
Like wine that is still
In ecstasy.
"Mystery" by D H Lawrence
Fruits and flowers among,
What is better than they:
Wine and women and song?
Yet is day over long.
"Villanelle of the Poet's Road" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
O, call him gently, friend, O call !
With wreaths and dreams
I carry wine to Dara's peaks'
The world below.
"Song of the Restless Stream" by Habba Khatoon
Then gave he gems of hope to shine
Around this goblet's brim;
Then dropped a pearl into this wine,—
The Memory of Him.
"Hymns for Communion VII" by John Pierpont
And when he comes like a friendly man
And puts his hand in mine,
The fervour in his voice is not
From love or joy or wine.
"The Robe Of Christ" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer

In news:

The wine world is, by and large, ruled by dry table wines, but it wasn't always so.
The new wine line features three wines: a red blend, pinot grigio and zinfandel.
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Celebrate the new vintage with wine-inspired lunches, dinners and tastings at the 28th Annual Nouveau Wine Weekend in Galena , Illinois, November 16-17.
Yes, many are winning national awards from East Coast to West, but how does the general sphere of wine experts view regional wine, and more specifically Texas wine.
It's really two gimmicks in synch: wine on a gift card and wine from a vending machine.
Food & Wine Show 2012: Secret to Finding the Good Cheap Wines.
Barney Watson, the wine maker at the tiny Tyee Wine Cellars, thinks so.
It's the same with wine: the proper study of wine is wine itself.
Wine samplings are a popular part of annual Wine On Harvest Moon .
Good value wines, such as Domaine Bila- Haut Les Vignes Bila- Haut , often result from quality producers moving into inferior wine regions.
Bordeaux wine traders taste wines at Château Cos d'Estournel in Saint-Estèphe.
Roberta Morrell of Morrell Wines in New York said she appreciated it when someone brought a wine she'd never tasted before to her home in the Hamptons.
Los Angeles resident Michael Newsome, a wine buyer for Whole Foods and a Certified Italian Wine Specialist, joins us every Tuesday for an exploration of California wine.
Wine Enthusiast and Wine Enthusiast Online is pleased to announce.

In science:

The equivalence of wining strategies in the pathological liar game to coverings of Hamming space by ob jects of size (cid:0) n ≤⌊f n⌋(cid:1) is proved in Theorem 3.7 of .
Linearly Bounded Liars, Adaptive Covering Codes, and Deterministic Random Walks
At the beginning, the largest barrel is full of wine while the other two are empty.
Multi-valued Action Languages in CLP(FD)
We wish to reach a state in which the two larger barrels contain the same amount of wine.
Multi-valued Action Languages in CLP(FD)
The only permissible action is to pour wine from one barrel to another, until the latter is full or the former is empty.
Multi-valued Action Languages in CLP(FD)
Breast cancer data set: The first 350 examples are used for the training set and the rest 349 for the testing set. Wine data set: the first 89 examples are used for the training set and the rest 89 for the testing set. C.
RGANN: An Efficient Algorithm to Extract Rules from ANNs
We use the dataset wine which contains n = 21 french wines described by p = 31 variables.
ClustOfVar: An R Package for the Clustering of Variables
Figure 3: Dendrogram of the hierarchy of the 31 variables of the wine dataset.
ClustOfVar: An R Package for the Clustering of Variables
This is often called a “wine-bottle” shaped central potential, referring to the shape of the bottom of a bottle of wine.
Beyond-mean-field study of the possible "bubble" structure of 34Si
Three real-world data sets, i.e., insurance, wine, and temperature 1 , are used in our empirical study.
A Simple Algorithm for Semi-supervised Learning with Improved Generalization Error Bound
A broomstick rests on two wine glasses as shown in the figure.
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
We say M is (κ, λ)-iterable if I I has a wining strategy in Gκ,λ(M).
Descriptive inner model theory
We say Σ is a (κ, λ)-iteration strategy for M if Σ is a wining strategy for I I in Gκ,λ(M).
Descriptive inner model theory
Then Σ is an (ω1 , ω1)-iteration strategy for P if Σ is a wining strategy for II in Gω1 ,ω1 (P ) and whenever Q is a Σ-iterate of P , ΣQ = ΣQ ↾ Q.
Descriptive inner model theory
The outcome is a wine quality rating, on a scale between 0 and 10.
A significance test for the lasso
Table 6: Wine data: results of forward stepwise and lasso fits.
A significance test for the lasso