Definition of Marsala in English:


Line breaks: Mar|sala
Pronunciation: /mɑːˈsɑːlə


[mass noun]
A dark, sweet fortified dessert wine that resembles sherry, produced in Sicily.
More example sentences
  • Red wine is used for poaching pears and macerating strawberries (a speciality of Bordeaux) while dessert wines such as Marsala and sherry are used in, respectively, zabaglione and English trifle.
  • Grape-based alcohols - wine, champagne, port, sherry, Marsala, brandy, and other spirits distilled from grapes - have a global importance.
  • Choose an authentic, dry white Marsala from Sicily, such as Lombardo.


named after Marsala, a town in Sicily where it was originally made.

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