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.
Q.: Does this brief exchange provide any useful information? A.: Yes, it is reading between the lions.
In a press conference today Sir Peter Jackson emphatically denied any animal-welfare issues on the Mauretania set of his C. S. Lewis adaptation, where "The Lion", "The Witch" and the "Wardrobe" are being filmed in parallel. He assured reporters that film crews were making every effort to keep the animal death-toll down to the bare minimum. Increasingly agitated, the director then accused reporters in the front row of seats of showing disloyalty to the Ice Queen, and attempted to force Turkish Delight down their throats before his handlers succeeded in subduing him and leading him away.