fortified wine


fortified wine
fortified wine
n.
any wine, as sherry, port, or Madeira, to which grape brandy or other alcohol has been added to raise its alcoholic content to between 14 and 24 percent by volume

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  • fortified wine — fortified wines N MASS Fortified wine is an alcoholic drink such as sherry or port that is made by mixing wine with a small amount of brandy or strong alcohol …   English dictionary

  • fortified wine — n [U and C] wine such as ↑sherry or ↑port that has strong alcohol added …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Fortified wine — A glass of port, a fortified wine. Contents 1 …   Wikipedia

  • fortified wine — noun wine to which alcohol (usually grape brandy) has been added • Hypernyms: ↑wine, ↑vino • Hyponyms: ↑Madeira, ↑port, ↑port wine, ↑sherry, ↑Marsala, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fortified wine — UK [ˌfɔː(r)tɪfaɪd ˈwaɪn] / US [ˌfɔrtɪfaɪd ˈwaɪn] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms fortified wine : singular fortified wine plural fortified wines an alcoholic drink made by adding a small amount of brandy or other alcoholic drink to wine.… …   English dictionary

  • fortified wine — for|ti|fied wine [ ,fɔrtıfaıd waın ] noun count or uncount an alcoholic drink made by adding a small amount of BRANDY or other alcoholic drink to wine. Sherry and port are fortified wines …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fortified wine — noun A wine to which additional ethanol (an alcohol) has been added, the most common additive being brandy (a spirit distilled from wine). Syn: dessert wine, liqueur wine See Also: bum wine, wino wine …   Wiktionary

  • fortified wine — for′tified wine′ n. vin a wine, as port or sherry, to which brandy has been added to arrest fermentation or increase alcoholic content …   From formal English to slang

  • fortified wine — noun Date: circa 1906 a wine (as sherry) to which alcohol usually in the form of grape brandy has been added during or after fermentation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fortified wine — a wine, as port or sherry, to which brandy has been added in order to arrest fermentation or to increase the alcoholic content. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium


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