Vino Da Meditazione

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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vino da meditazione, unofficial Italian category of wines considered too complex but often simply too alcoholic and/or sweet to drink with food. Such wines, many of them extra strong and/or sweet because they are dried-grape wines, are probably best sipped meditatively after a meal.

Although they do not employ the same terminology, and produce wines much lighter in alcohol, some Germans effectively treat fine wine as a vino da meditazione to be drunk once the table has been cleared of food and, often, beer.