Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A very dry white Burgundy wine originally from east-central France.
  • n. A blended white table wine of California.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A town in northern Burgundy
  • proper n. The winegrowing region around the town
  • n. A variety of dry white wine from this region

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white wine made near Chablis, a town in France.
  • n. a white wine resembling Chablis{1}, but made elsewhere, as in California.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dry white French wine of excellent quality, taking its name from the town of Chablis, near Auxerre, in the department of Yonne.

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

  • n. a town in north central France noted for white Burgundy wines
  • n. dry white table wine of Chablis, France or a wine resembling it

Etymologies

After Chablis, a village of north-central France.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The name Chablis is derived from a small town nestled amid the northern vineyards of Burgundy in northeast France.

    The Draw of Chablis

  • You here lots of people talking about Kimmeridgian clay in Chablis, or chalk in Champagne, or volcanic this and clay that.

    TasteCamp 2009: An Interview with Nick Gorevic

  • Chablis is a preferable boogeyman to Chardonnay, because saying the word sounds more French than “Chardonnay.”

    Matthew Yglesias » The Brie Factor

  • Located two hours to the southeast of Paris, the wine area starts in Chablis in the north of the region and then it follows the autoroute A6 southerly to Lyon.

    Wine Blogging Wednesday #48: Back to Our Roots

  • BTW Ed - you should know that Chablis is very 80s so we wouldn't be seen dead drinking it - did have some some pink Champagne last weekend however.

    The Witch Cooper

  • The good Doctor — Dr. Vino brings us a wine that I've had before and enjoyed — Drouhin Chablis 2006.

    The Roundup: WBW #36 Get Naked (Finally)

  • With "Chablis" on the label, the consumer already has a good idea of wine style, knowing that Chablis can only be called Chablis when produced from the region.

    Irish Blogs

  • AOC Chablis is straightforward Chablis and better in quality than Petit Chablis, which is grown on outlining areas and is best drunk young, between two and four years.

    The Draw of Chablis

  • While there are various levels of Chablis, including Grand Cru, John was more interested in basic Chablis, which is a better buy.

    Sweet but not Too Sweet

  • Regular Chablis, which is the level you'll most likely see, continues to be a terrific buy, often about $20 a bottle, which is what we paid for most of ours.

    Fact Check: 'Brie and Chablis'

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