One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Spanish or Portuguese red wine.
- ‘Iain is weaving in and out of the lamp-posts, and I'm still wearing the wide grin that comes from too much tinto and too many dances with strangers.’
- ‘Spain divides her red wines into those which really are tinto and lighter ones called clarete.’
- ‘Anyway, wine was drunk, music was played, cookies eaten, people laughed and relaxed and chucked glasses of tinto all over my carpet, but I didn't care.’
- ‘I discovered a taste for wine, tinto, blanco or rosado, that has never left me.’
- ‘Two local hikers toast the panorama - tawny mountains, myriad vales and dells - with vino tinto.’
Spanish, literally ‘tinted, dark-coloured’.
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