Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An Italian red wine, made in Piedmont from a variety of grapes so called.

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  • noun An Italian grape variety grown for use in red wine, or a wine made from such grapes

Etymologies

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From Italian barbera

Examples

  • The poor relation to the aristocratic nebbiolo, barbera is the tough workhorse grape of Piedmont in north-west Italy.

    Wine: You can count on barbera

  • Interesting … boozer tried baiting EugeneDebs w / the EXACT same bit that "barbera" did last night … the old "Democrat Party" gambit, which means one of two things .. either boozer and babs are the same poster under different names, or boozer comes here enough to have seen it and remembered to use it.

    Think Progress

  • Interesting … boozer tried baiting EugeneDebs w / the EXACT same bit that "barbera" did last night … the old "Democrat Party" gambit, which means one of two things .. either boozer and babs are the same poster under different names, or boozer comes here enough to have seen it and remembered to use it.

    Think Progress

  • Interesting … boozer tried baiting EugeneDebs w / the EXACT same bit that "barbera" did last night … the old "Democrat Party" gambit, which means one of two things .. either boozer and babs are the same poster under different names, or boozer comes here enough to have seen it and remembered to use it.

    Think Progress

  • Interesting … boozer tried baiting EugeneDebs w / the EXACT same bit that "barbera" did last night … the old "Democrat Party" gambit, which means one of two things .. either boozer and babs are the same poster under different names, or boozer comes here enough to have seen it and remembered to use it.

    Think Progress

  • Once growers began to plant barbera on these coveted slopes, they found it responded to the better climate and soil; the acidity was softened, the tannins benefited from ageing in oak casks and the workhorse began to look like a thoroughbred.

    Wine: You can count on barbera

  • If you're drinking red, look instead for a barbera, one of the few on restaurant lists that still constitutes good value.

    Wine: You can count on barbera

  • Seven bloggers went on a sponsored trip to Piedmont to taste some wines made from the barbera grape.

    Baboons, biting hands, Bordeaux disarray, sommeliers – sipped and spit | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • Collins will plant 22 acres of vines this spring, primarily nebbiolo, malbec, petit verdot, merlot, cabernet franc, syrah and barbera among the reds, and vidal, muscat, viognier and sauvignon blanc for whites.

    Breaux-ken up: Virginia's loss is Maryland's gain

  • Yet my wife thought it very pleasing – a major barbera indeed.

    Wine: You can count on barbera

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