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Cape wine, noun phrase

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EnglishShow more Cape + English wine.
Wine made at the Cape of Good Hope: in early times referring to Constantia, but subsequently to South African wines in general.
Note:
See also Cape Madeira (Cape sense 2 b), frontignac, hanepoot sense 2, Jerepigo, Methode Cap Classique, pinotage sense 2, Pontac sense 1, premier grand cru, Riesling, steen sense 1, stein sense 1.
[1731 G. Medley tr. of P. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H. II. 80I have drank, at the Governour’s, Capian Wine which was Six Years old; and which sparkled like old Hock, and was as racy as the noblest Canary.]
1990 J. Platter in Sunday Times 16 Dec. 21Shut out from the major supermarket chains of Europe and generally ostracised and ignored along with most things South African, Cape wine has had to sneak in through backdoors.
in early times referring to Constantia, but subsequently to South African wines in general.

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