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    Later that afternoon we joined Nicole and her husband

    Is this correct and natural?

    Later that afternoon we joined Nicole and her husband at the winery in Napa. Their wine was voluptuous and velvety. Before dusk, the wine was settled in me and I felt the world was wrapped in a burgundy mist.

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    Re: Later that afternoon we joined Nicole and her husband

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Is this correct and natural?

    Later that afternoon we joined Nicole and her husband at the winery in Napa. The wine was voluptuous and velvety. By dusk, it had settled in me, and I felt the world was wrapped in a burgundy mist.
    If Nicole and her husband own the winery, use Their. If not, use Its or The.

    I like that burgundy mist!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Later that afternoon we joined Nicole and her husband

    I like the Burgundy mist too.

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    Re: Later that afternoon we joined Nicole and her husband

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    I like the Burgundy mist too.
    Why should it start with capital letter?

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    Re: Later that afternoon we joined Nicole and her husband

    It's the official name of that variety of wine and is, therefore, a proper noun. Just have a look at the Wikipedia article on Burgundy wine HERE and note the capitalisation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Later that afternoon we joined Nicole and her husband

    The colour is named after the wine. The wine is named after the region in France. The region is named after the Germanic people who settled there. The people were named after an island where they originated (now called Bornholm, in the Baltic Sea). The island was possibly named after the Old Norse for 'high rock'.

    So unless you're using the word to mean the colour, you should probably use a capital letter.

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