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[soh-turn, saw-]
noun (sometimes lowercase)
  1. a semisweet white wine of California, commonly sold as a jug wine.
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Origin of Sauterne

see origin at Sauternes
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Examples from the Web for sauterne

Historical Examples

  • "A glass of Sauterne," said he, suddenly, to one of his neighbors.

    Gerfaut, Complete

    Charles de Bernard

  • It is very good; but I like sauterne and chambertin at breakfast.

  • Like Sauterne, Champagne and Burgundy are served from the bottle.

  • To a quart of Sauterne add the strained juice of four large lemons.

  • With the oysters, a glass of sauterne is the most appropriate accompaniment.

Word Origin and History for sauterne



also Sauternes, name for certain white wines, 1711, from Sauterne, district near Bordeaux where it is made.

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