Definition of vinous in English:

vinous

adjective

  • 1Resembling, associated with, or fond of wine.

    ‘a vinous smell’
    • ‘It's true potential, however, has always been there and recently it has begun to be realised in yet another vinous renaissance!’
    • ‘This Harvest Ale has a vinous character; it's sweet, rich, and high in alcohol.’
    • ‘The choices are spread across vinous borders with no bias other than great wine at a fair price. It is obvious that each wine has been hand-picked to deliver maximum value as there are no dogs on this list.’
    • ‘Want to know what's rowing the vinous boat for both my customers and myself in 2005?’
    • ‘Sure, we may not have the privilege of a vinous climate, but this country can make beer, the way Belgium can.’
    • ‘It should be no shock that wines produced in Napa, Maremma, and Pomerol can be difficult to tell apart - the owners belong to the same vinous country club.’
    • ‘This is not to say that Cabernet Sauvignon is always the antidote to vinous boredom.’
    • ‘But I sense a greater spirit of vinous experimentation afoot.’
    • ‘Instead, I embarked on a vinous calling to seek out and taste the great wines of Burgundy and the sublime but tantalising magic of the Pinot Noir grape.’
    • ‘His interest in things vinous really took off when he started to play for England, courtesy of an indulgent waiter at the Petersham hotel in Richmond, the team's London headquarters.’
    • ‘He likes rosé wines and, horror of all possible vinous horrors, has been known to drink a glass of ‘white’ Zinfandel.’
    • ‘It sounds to me like the vinous equivalent of ‘teaching for the test,’ a phenomenon now rampant in American public schools as they aim to show improvements in standardized test scores.’
    • ‘Before you dismiss me as a vinous elitist with more dosh than brain cells, let me ask you a couple of questions.’
    • ‘The oldest name in vinous Australia, the Barossa Valley, is home to many producers, controlling one-quarter of total Australian production.’
    • ‘In the wine world we are starting to see the vinous equivalent - wines where a lot of work went into the packaging but not the product.’
    • ‘But when his Italian wine ran out, the French Foreign Legion played the role of vinous seventh cavalry. ‘They got a ration of half a litre of Bordeaux a day, so we bought some wine from them.’’
    • ‘The whisky flavour and aroma wheel, cataloguing the many different scents and tastes good malt whisky delivers, was invented years before the vinous equivalent.’
    alcoholic, intoxicating, inebriating, hard, heady, potent, stiff, spirituous, intoxicant
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    1. 1.1literary Of the reddish color of wine.
      • ‘Water boiled on this paper acquired a vinous red colour’
      • ‘He was a stout man, of a vinous complexion, with what I should call here, where our speech is mostly uncouth, an educated accent’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin vinum ‘wine’ + -ous.

Pronunciation

vinous

/ˈvaɪnəs//ˈvīnəs/