Asti spumante

Asti spumante

noun
a sweet, sparkling Italian white wine with a muscat flavor.
Also, Asti Spumante.


Origin:
< Italian: literally, effervescent Asti; see Asti, spume, -ant

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Main Entry:  Asti Spumante
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a sweet white sparkling wine made from fragrant Muscat grapes, often served as an apéritif or dessert wine; also called asti, spumante
Example:  To reintroduce the market to the wine, the makers of Asti Spumante changed its name to Asti -- but the marketing ploy did not work.
Etymology:  Asti, Piedmont, Italy + spumante 'effervescent'
Usage:  cooking
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