from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northwest Italy southeast of Turin. It is noted for its sparkling wines.

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  • proper noun Province of Piedmont, Italy.
  • proper noun Town and capital of Asti.
  • proper noun A white wine made in Asti or its vicinity.


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  • When Tua had reached the pylon tower, where she lodged, and her ladies had unrobed her and gone, she called Asti to her from the adjoining chamber and said:

    Morning Star

  • We tried a bottle of 2002 Bel Colle Moscato d'Asti, which is slightly fancier version of Asti Spumonte: slightly less sweet, costing slightly more $12 to $15, and slightly less sparkling.

    Wine: the Good, Bad and Indifferent

  • They are called Asti and Prapti and are the sister of Sahadeva.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Sabha Parva

  • Their stream shall be called "Asti," the name of their Great House shall be called

    Legends of the Gods The Egyptian Texts, edited with Translations

  • We are not tired of the endless processions of cheerful, chattering gossipers that throng these courts and streets all day long, either; nor of the coarse-robed monks; nor of the "Asti" wines, which that old doctor

    The Innocents Abroad

  • a _real_ four-mile man you will be left hopelessly astern; but when he gets upon his favourite "one in one" slope, then does he simply sail away, with the tiffin coolie carrying a fat basket and all your spare lumber in his wake, while you toil upward and ever upwards -- gasping -- until with your last available breath you murmur "Asti," and sink upon the nearest stone a limp, perspiring worm!

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • LOW ON DOUGH: Pick up a bottle of Moscato such as Martin & Weyrich ($12), a Moscoto di Asti like Sarraco ($15) or try Jorge Ordonez "Victoria" Muscatel ($35).

    George Miliotes: Valentine's Day Wines To Fall In Love With

  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal Cocchi Cocchi Vermouth di Torino Resurrected this year from a 120-year-old formula, this Italian sweet vermouth produced in the Asti region of Italy could give Carpano Antica a run for its money.

    Straight Vermouth, No Chaser

  • Asti Spumante at Christmas dinner or Thanksgiving is still a favorite.


  • They passed through the painted vineyards of Asti at the end of the grape-picking, and entered Ukiah drenched to the skin by the first winter rain.



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