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  • I also tried to buy a bottle of Sardinian Silver: the wine made from the local vernaccia grape that I used symbolically for the title of my recent novel.

    A. Colin Wright: Sardinia: Then and Now

  • Verdicchio di Matelica vermentino vernaccia very good QPR very good QPR.

    A House White from Washington State

  • Italy, and derived its name from the thick-skinned grape, _vernaccia_

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • When Buonamico heard this and learning that the abbess had the best vernaccia in Florence, which served for the sacrifice of the mass, he told them that in order to remedy such a defect, nothing would be serviceable except to temper the colours with a good vernaccia, for if the cheeks and other flesh parts of the figures were touched with this, they would become red and very freshly coloured.

    The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8)

  • When the good sisters heard this they believed it completely and afterwards kept him supplied with the best vernaccia so long as the work lasted, while he on his part made merry and thenceforward with his ordinary colours rendered his figures more fresh and brilliant.

    The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8)

  • Still, after a slice of pizza, we were all glad to be heading back to our dreamy Tuscan estate for another peaceful evening under another starry sky with another ice-cool bottle of vernaccia.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • We spent the first day just watching a vast field of sunflowers turning their heads to follow the sun; when at dusk, an owl swooped low over the pool looking for its dinner, we knew it was time to pour the first of several glasses of cold white vernaccia.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • He also bought a flask of good vernaccia, and, thus laden, returned to the farm, and said to

    The Decameron, Volume II

  • - Bruno and Buffalmacco steal a pig from Calandrino, and induce him to essay its recovery by means of pills of ginger and vernaccia.

    The Decameron, Volume II

  • Calandrino here was the night before last robbed of a fine pig, and cannot discover who has had it; and, for that it must have been stolen by some one of us here, he would have each of you take and eat one of these pills and drink of this vernaccia.

    The Decameron, Volume II

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