One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Produce (wine or another alcoholic drink)‘he drinks a brandy that was vinted and distilled in Sirius’
- ‘These possess the original quality of the one or two varietals from which they are vinted and make up 18 per cent of the country's wine production.’
- ‘For non-beer drinkers, the red and white house wines, vinted on-site, are an excellent alternative.’
- ‘Famous for the fortified wine vinted on its shores, the island of Madeira is as charming now as it was in the days when well-heeled Brits made it their favourite winter roost’
- ‘They have just released a brand new Rosé style, a ‘White Cabernet’ entirely vinted from Cabernet Sauvignon red wine grapes.’
Mid 19th century: back-formation from vintage.
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