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tirage

[ tee-razh ]

noun

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


tirage

/ tɪˈrɑʒ /

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tirage1

from French: drawing, pulling

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Example Sentences

Le Tarot Divinatoire: Clef du tirage des cartes et des sorts.

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

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.

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

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