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tirage

[tee-razh]
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noun, plural ti·rages [tee-razh] /tiˈraʒ/. French.
  1. the withdrawing of wine from a barrel, as for testing or tasting.
  2. a drawing, as in a lottery.
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Historical Examples

  • The tirage or bottling of the wine ordinarily commences in the middle of May, and occupies fully a month.

    Facts About Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines

    Henry Vizetelly

  • The tirage or bottling is effected by means of two large tuns placed side by side, and holding twelve hogsheads of wine each.

  • The tirage, or bottling of the wine, ordinarily commences in the middle of May, and occupies fully a month.

    A History of Champagne

    Henry Vizetelly

  • Yet here is a tirage of 6000 bottles taking place thirty-four years previously.

    A History of Champagne

    Henry Vizetelly


British Dictionary definitions for tirage

tirage

noun
  1. the drawing of wine from a barrel prior to bottling
  2. the process in the making of a sparkling wine in which fermentable sugar and yeast is added to induce secondary fermentation

Word Origin

from French: drawing, pulling
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