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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  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 for tirage

from French: drawing, pulling
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