One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Wine that is bought in bulk and sold at a special price by a restaurant, bar, hotel, etc.‘we ordered a bottle of house wine’as count noun ‘the list starts off with the house wines’
- ‘We sat down and ordered a litre of house wine — white, of course.’
- ‘She gave me a lecture about how I mustn't have a house wine and must keep trying different things.’
- ‘I'd ordered a glass of semi-sweet house wine that was undrinkable.’
- ‘The house wines are good, and the white properly chilled, at reasonable prices.’
- ‘I had three courses and two glasses of house wine.’
- ‘Hotels charge corkage for opening and serving the wine, which invariably means it costs the same as the house wine.’
- ‘The drink prices were ridiculous and the house wine was disgusting.’
- ‘The wine had become unbearable, and the waiter suggested the house wine.’
- ‘We were not shown a wine list, but told house wine was available in red or white.’
- ‘I believe that the house-wine should be a reflection of all that is good in an establishment.’
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