The bottle is then riddled, so that the lees settles in the neck of the wine bottle...
Manual riddling is still done for Prestige Cuvées in Champagne... mechanised riddling equipment (a gyropalette) is used instead.
Riddled enterprises is a modern, can do, person friendly workplace and we don't want to have to be filling out forms all the bleedin' time valuable staff members getting hurt. To this end we have engaged the services B.L.Zebub Safety Services Ltd.
Some of tools that Bill, the safety officer, uses are quite specialised and not really in everyday use in the Old Entomologist office. I wasn't aware of the dangers of scything in the copier room but it turned Mrs. Miggins into a baboon for 45 minutes. She said it felt quite "invigorating".
Evangeline van Holsteren and the other barstaff at the Old Entomologist did not take so kindly to being turned into cranes and expressed their displeasure to Greenish Hugh.
I found being a cat an unusual experience but feel that the benefits of being able to lick various parts of one's body were outweighed by having to eat raw mice.
Smut was pleased with his new ears but got sick of fish.
Eventually the staff lost interest in safety and Bill got some Christmas Ale on him and he went all bubbling and shouty and left.