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.
In our day the Pinning-the-Tail party game provided quite enough excitement. Kids today!
A couple of years ago, the big attraction out at the airport was the opportunity to fist-fuck a ram. If the formula works, why change it?