vintage


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vintage

1. the wine obtained from a harvest of grapes, esp in an outstandingly good year, referred to by the year involved, the district, or the vineyard
2. the harvest from which such a wine is obtained
3. 
a. the harvesting of wine grapes
b. the season of harvesting these grapes or for making wine
4. (of wine) of an outstandingly good year
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All that troubled him but little; and he gave a warm reception every evening to the wine of the royal vintage of Chaillot, without a suspicion that several flasks of that same wine (somewhat revised and corrected, it is true, by Doctor Coictier), cordially offered to Edward IV.
When my convivial host discovered that he had told me so much, and that I was prone to doubtfulness, his foolish pride assumed the task the old vintage had commenced, and so he unearthed written evidence in the form of musty manuscript, and dry official records of the British Colonial Office to support many of the salient features of his remarkable narrative.
We all know how they live upon whales, and have rare old vintages of prime old train oil.
It is as if the best wine at this high feast where I have sat so long had been kept for the last, and I need not deny a miracle in it in order to attest my skill in judging vintages. In fact, I prefer to believe that my life has been full of miracles, and that the good has always come to me at the right time, so that I could profit most by it.
He was austere with himself; drank gin when he was alone, to mortify a taste for vintages; and though he enjoyed the theater, had not crossed the doors of one for twenty years.
Others are still more capricious in their tastes; and after gathering together a heap of the nuts of all ages, and ingeniously tapping them, will first sip from one and then from another, as fastidiously as some delicate wine-bibber experimenting glass in hand among his dusty demi-johns of different vintages.
Sometimes, indeed, we contrived to get ourselves asked to the houses of high and mighty entertainers, where we ate the finest French dishes and drank the oldest vintages, and fortified ourselves sensibly and snugly in that way against the frigidity of the company.
In this respect I did not differ from him materially: I was skillful in the Italian vintages myself, and bought largely whenever I could.
de Baisemeaux, sovereign dispenser of gastronomic delicacies, head cook of the royal fortress, whose trays, full-laden, were ascending the steep staircases, carrying some consolation to the prisoners in the shape of honestly filled bottles of good vintages. This same hour was that of M.
The festival is now in its second year and boasts 18 dedicated vintage stalls selling collectable items, along with 30 craft stalls offering products such as handcarved wooden sculptures and stained glass creations.
The Vintage and Handmade Festival is making a return to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford in Shropshire, and will celebrate the past from the Art Deco era of the 1920s, right through to the colour-charged era of the 1980s.
At Wilcon Depot, you can easily find pieces of furniture that will allow you to DIY that vintage style, whether it's for your home, office nook or shop.