Log in Become a Member


to rinse with wine (GB)
aviner (F)
avvinare (I)

Rinse a wine vessel such as a drinking glass, jug or carafe with some wine (dishwater) before use. At best, the wine used for this purpose is the same as the one poured afterwards. This eliminates any side odours. These can come from the washing-up liquid, from the cupboard in which the glass was stored, a surface on which the glass was placed upside down or from other sources in the vicinity. This makes the vessel "wine friendly" or "wine green". At professional tastings, the glass is often washed out with the next wine. Vinification has a completely different meaning. See also under wine glasses.

The world's largest Lexikon of wine terms.

23.145 Keywords · 48.178 Synonyms · 5.311 Translations · 28.459 Pronunciations · 156.084 Cross-references
made with by our Experts. About the Lexicon


Cookies facilitate the provision of our services. By using our services, you agree that we use cookies.