One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adverb & adjective
(of wine) newly produced and made available.as adjective ‘since 1986 I have been buying en primeur claret every year’as adverb ‘some merchants are offering 1989 clarets en primeur’
- ‘A system whereby wines may be purchased en primeur following a tasting would be of benefit to the consumer.’
- ‘This is a real opportunity for all en primeur buyers to increase their allocations this year and to acquire the top wines at lower prices.’
French, literally ‘as being new’.
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