One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The periodic turning or shaking of bottled wine, especially champagne, to move sediment towards the cork.
- ‘This process is called ‘remuage’ and used to be done by hand, but these days is more than likely done by machine.’
- ‘‘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.’
- ‘The final stages in the process are the remuage and disgorgement.’
French, literally ‘moving about’.
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