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vino da tavola Line breaks: vino da ta¦vola
Pronunciation: /da ˈtɑːvɒla/

Definition of vino da tavola in English:


[mass noun]
Italian wine of reasonable quality, suitable for drinking with a meal.
Example sentences
  • In Tuscany, producers determined to make new-style wines abandoned the terroir-based Chianti labels for the humble designation vino da tavola (table wine).
  • Most of Italy's most ambitious still Chardonnays, exhibiting every possible wine-making technique, are white versions of Supertuscans (typically a barrique aged vino da tavola from Tuscany) with some counterparts in Umbria too.


Italian, literally 'table wine'.

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