American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dry red table wine made from a blend of different varieties of grapes, originally produced in northwest Italy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Properly, a red wine of Tuscany, grown in the region between Siena and Arezzo; as used in Great Britain and the United States, any dry red wine of Tuscany, or any Italian wine of different color which has a similar flavor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a dry red Italian table wine from the Chianti region of Tuscany.
- n. dry red Italian table wine from the Chianti region of Tuscany
- From Italian (Wiktionary)
- After the Chianti Mountains, a range of the Apennines in central Italy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Much of the wine world has banded together to recognize the true origins of wines-that champagne is from the Champagne region of France, chianti is from Chianti in Tuscany, chablis is from the Chablis area of Burgundy, and so on.”
“In the meantime they put pressure on a small domaine called Santa Marcellina in Chianti because they had a “Marcellina” trade-mark among the many they had patented.”
“A related PS: Did anyone else chuckle at the irony of the Decanter promoting its “How to Analyse Colour” video at the bottom of the page where they announced the latest scandal in Chianti?”
“This is a woman who has spent a lot of time in Chianti, and has a lot to say about it.”
“GIDES had focused its attention on a villa in Chianti where Pietro Pacciani had worked as a gardener.”
“Italy, Abe, and he says that he listened carefully to all the speeches which was made in Italian, Mawruss, and that once he thought he heard the word Chianti mentioned, but he couldn't say for certain.”
“Italian rules demand that in order to obtain the designation Chianti, the wine must be at least 80 percent comprised of Sangiovese red grape and smell of violets, the news agency reported.”
“Piccini Orange Label Chianti 2010, Tuscany, Italy Sainsbury's, £6.99”
“Armed with a sniper’s rifle, Chianti is at the hotel across the Department Store waiting for Akai-look-alike to come out, Gin is sitting in his car with Kir/Rena and Vodka, while Korn is near the mall entrance.”
“These wines proved so much better than the basic Chianti that the Italian government eventually changed the rules in 1996, allowing all-Sangiovese wines to be called Chianti, and by 2006, they changed the rules again to include all the grapes like Cabernet and Merlot that had once been banned allowing them to be up to 20% of the blend.”
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