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Greek character namely on date drunk wine (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

muscadet

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Here is my best explanation:

'wine' is the definition.

(Muscadet is an example)

'greek character namely on date drunk' is the subsidiary indication.

'greek character' becomes 'mu'.

'namely' becomes 'sc' (I've seen this in other clues).

'on' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'drunk' indicates an anagram.

'date' with letters rearranged gives 'adet'.

'mu'+'sc'+'adet'='muscadet'

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for muscadet that I've seen before include "White wine variety", "Dry French white wine", "one of the Whites", "drink", "A dry white wine", "Dry white wine from the Loire valley" and "French dry white wine".)

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