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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

un demi de vin

a half-liter of wine

Pourriez-vous apporter un demi de vin blanc?
Could you bring a half liter of white wine?

Today’s word illustrates a common and less expensive way to order wine when traveling in France. Your demi will most often arrive in une carafe or un pichet (a pitcher) and will likely be the house wine.

Our word is inspired by the wine vineyards, or les vignobles, of France.

Vocabulary Section: Wine, Word of the Day