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  • n. Plural form of claret.


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  • Others had a nice taste in clarets, and a delicate appreciation of the respective merits of rum or whisky punch.

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • As a sommelier in the 90s I had occasion to drink a thousand clarets you would have called "old" at the time.

    What We Drank (July 7, 2009)

  • Wine tasting was historically one of the more interesting and enjoyable events that was put on at Davos, but it got nixed in 2009 when conspicuous consumption of first-growth clarets was considered inappropriate in the face of the global financial crisis.

    Wine tasting at Davos, 2011 edition

  • They had identified brett as what they considered to be a wine fault, and then they were finding it in a lot of clarets and were always looking for an angle as to why Australian wines were superior to French wines.

    Faulty Wine? When to Put a Cork In It

  • Menus distributed on board offered a choice of six different clarets, four champagnes, five liqueurs, and nine varieties of hard liquor, including an anonymous “American rye” priced 20 percent higher than Haig & Haig, Jameson, Johnnie Walker, or any of the other imported brands.


  • The property was the star wine in the Bordeaux classification of 1855 and, despite a disappointing patch in the late 1960s, has emerged in recent vintages as one of the region's top-performing clarets.

    The Lafite Phenomenon

  • In reviewing the top clarets of the recently-released 2008 vintage, Parker has just put a bomb under the trade by (in their view) doling out far too many big scores in his 100-point marking system.

    World Wine-Scoring Federation smackdown

  • She was French as only a French woman can be, and had lips as plump and as deliciously scarlet as the French clarets that touched his palate and ran rivers through his veins each night.

    Outing Montezuma

  • I walk in the door and see light strike the cool walls and bring out the color in the carpets, the apricots and clarets, the amazing topaz golds.


  • Along with the famous clarets that come from this corner of France, Bordeaux is known the world around for its sweet white wines—the Sauternes.

    Investing in Liquid Assets


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