One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of wine) having a nearly dry flavor, with just a trace of sweetness.
- ‘Aromatic off-dry whites make fine summer swiggers, equally good as aperitifs and spicy food wines, and this mouthwatering, musky, aniseed-spiked Aussie muscat is one of the best.’
- ‘Among reds, simple, fruity wines such as Beaujolais work best, while off-dry rosés are tailor-made for spices.’
- ‘This isn't the easiest dish in the world to partner, but I reckon you need something spicy and off-dry to cope with the flavours on offer here.’
- ‘Not much of this wine is produced any more, but what is left is a dry or very slightly off-dry wine that can be a perfect aperitif wine and to go with appetizers.’
- ‘This brilliant, soft, grapey, off-dry white reminiscent of spiced apples will go perfectly with a Thai-inspired stir-fry.’
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