Definition of vin de table in US English:

vin de table

noun

  • French table wine of reasonable quality, suitable for accompanying a meal.

    • ‘Monsieur and Madame Ginola were not fine wine collectors. ‘They didn't have much money, but the cellar was always full of vins de table,’ their son recalls.’
    • ‘To increase the quality across the board for Burgundy there should be a similar compulsory system, where the wines that fail to meet the standards are downgraded to vin de table status.’
    • ‘And when she arrived, it was in a flurry of activity and with a whiff of vin de table which was evident to anybody within a 10-yard radius.’
    • ‘In reality, Vin de Pays is the second tier of the French quality hierarchy and the category just above basic vin de table.’
    • ‘While making up our minds, we ordered a 500 ml carafe of the house red, which was a Roncier vin de table.’
    • ‘What I try to avoid is mass-produced bottom-of-the-barrel troisième cru vin de table distilled from grapes grown in a soil unsuitable for the Chardonnay grape being passed off as potable.’
    • ‘Our table was groaning with plates of meze and dressed with chilled bottles of Villa Doluca (the ubiquitous vin de table of Turkey).’

Origin

French, literally ‘table wine’.

Pronunciation

vin de table

/ˌvaN də ˈtäbl(ə)/