Demi sec is a French culinary term that translates to "half dry".

Demi sec is a reference to an amount of liquid, usually used in saucemaking. A liquid added to a hot pan will evaporate. Demi sec is when the liquid has been reduced by about half.

This term is also used to describe wines. Demi sec is used to describe a sweeter wine, as opposed to the least sweet brut wines.

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