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remuage

Line breaks: re|mu¦age
Pronunciation: /ˌrɛmjʊˈɑːʒ
 
, ʀəmɥaʒ/

Definition of remuage in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The periodic turning or shaking of bottled wine, especially champagne, to move sediment towards the cork.
Example sentences
  • ‘La Grande Dame’ is credited with inventing the riddling process called remuage, and adapting a piece of her own furniture into the first riddling table for that purpose.
  • This process is called ‘remuage’ and used to be done by hand, but these days is more than likely done by machine.
  • The final stages in the process are the remuage and disgorgement.

Origin

French, literally 'moving about'.

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