One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of various white wines produced in the area around Riquewihr in the region of Alsace in north-eastern France.
1930s; earliest use found in The Times. From French riquewihr from Riquewihr, the name of a town in the department of Haut-Rhin, in the region of Alsace in France, where the wine is produced.
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