Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wine imitating those of Sauternes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white wine made in the district of Sauterne, France.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name for certain white wines from the department of Gironde, France.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. semisweet golden-colored table or dessert wine from around Bordeaux in France; similar wine from California

Etymologies

An intentional misspelling by American vintners of the name of the famed wine region Sauternes and the wines they produce. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On the moonlit lanai Lionberg offered her a drink, suggested sauterne, and she accepted.

    Beard

  • He placed each slab on French bread and topped it with a dollop of sweet sauterne jelly which ultimately won my vote for top honors.

    Pork Love Prevails at the Park Slope Pork-Off

  • Along the way, this Everest of a meal was washed down with a succession of wines -- sauterne, Margaux, Mouton Burgundy and Champagne.

    As the Turkey Roasts, a Toast

  • I think, you know, at this time on any given night, they're both kicking back watching "SportsCenter" on ESPN, rather than drinking sauterne and listening to Mozart nocturnes.

    CNN Transcript Aug 21, 2008

  • A pause ensued, before the table was replenished — a sort of parenthesis in which Mr. Simpson, Mr. Calton, and Mr. Hicks, produced respectively a bottle of sauterne, bucellas, and sherry, and took wine with everybody — except Tibbs.

    Sketches by Boz

  • She doesn ` t drink a lot of alcohol, but she loves just a little bit of sauterne after dinner, just that little sweet taste and she ` s happy.

    CNN Transcript Mar 17, 2005

  • Her guilty pleasure when it comes to dessert is sauterne.

    CNN Transcript Mar 17, 2005

  • And indeed we sat talking together almost all evening, leaving our glasses of sauterne untouched on the table before us, isolated, sheltered from the others by the sumptuous curtains of one of those intuitive sympathies between man and man which, when they are not based upon any physical attraction, are the only kind that is altogether mysterious.

    The Guermantes Way

  • Two glasses of sauterne at luncheon loosened his tongue, and he talked, with what he felt was something of his old charm, of religion and literature and the menacing phenomena of the social order.

    This Side of Paradise

  • He poured the sauterne into the pot of venison and sprinkled black pepper and parsley on top of it, then replaced the iron lid and let it marinate for a half hour while we drank beer and I tried to retime my Dobro with fingers as thick and dull as a ruptured ear.

    The Lost Get-Back Boogie

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