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  • noun uncountable Substances added to wine, beer and certain other beverages to remove organic compounds in order to improve clarity or to adjust the flavour or aroma.

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Examples

  • Swindle only lost on a couple of pretty small points – their handling of the last segment on Africa and a couple of restricted finings on unfairness to individusls, essentially boiling down to a finding that they had not given adequate change to IPCC or David King to respond or give enough explanation to Carl Wunsch.

    Swindle and the Stick « Climate Audit

  • We also include hiring 10,000 enforcement agents and that, I believe, will play a big role with a few high profile finings and imprisonments.

    CNN Transcript May 4, 2006

  • Today, with later harvests and for the other reasons already expressed, the tannin is sweeter, and unless the wine has a bacterial problem suspended proteins or other matter that makes the wine unattractive aesthetically, there is no need to perform the heavy finings and filtrations of the past.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • Today, with later harvests and for the other reasons already expressed, the tannin is sweeter, and unless the wine has a bacterial problem suspended proteins or other matter that makes the wine unattractive aesthetically, there is no need to perform the heavy finings and filtrations of the past.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • Today, with later harvests and for the other reasons already expressed, the tannin is sweeter, and unless the wine has a bacterial problem suspended proteins or other matter that makes the wine unattractive aesthetically, there is no need to perform the heavy finings and filtrations of the past.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • Today, with later harvests and for the other reasons already expressed, the tannin is sweeter, and unless the wine has a bacterial problem suspended proteins or other matter that makes the wine unattractive aesthetically, there is no need to perform the heavy finings and filtrations of the past.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • Today, with later harvests and for the other reasons already expressed, the tannin is sweeter, and unless the wine has a bacterial problem suspended proteins or other matter that makes the wine unattractive aesthetically, there is no need to perform the heavy finings and filtrations of the past.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • Today, with later harvests and for the other reasons already expressed, the tannin is sweeter, and unless the wine has a bacterial problem suspended proteins or other matter that makes the wine unattractive aesthetically, there is no need to perform the heavy finings and filtrations of the past.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • Today, with later harvests and for the other reasons already expressed, the tannin is sweeter, and unless the wine has a bacterial problem suspended proteins or other matter that makes the wine unattractive aesthetically, there is no need to perform the heavy finings and filtrations of the past.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • Today, with later harvests and for the other reasons already expressed, the tannin is sweeter, and unless the wine has a bacterial problem suspended proteins or other matter that makes the wine unattractive aesthetically, there is no need to perform the heavy finings and filtrations of the past.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

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  • Any substance used to clarify alcoholic and some non-alcoholic beverages after fermentation. For some disgusting trivia, see Isinglass.

    December 28, 2008

  • Och, isinglass is just sturgeon bladders. Muthn't be tho thqueamish.

    I wonder if finings bears any relation to the verb 'refine'. I'm guessing it does. Though maybe not, since those nasty tailings that miners always have to worry about presumably have nothing to do with the verb 'retail'.

    But I guess the infamous carrageenan is a kind of fining agent.

    Why do you appear to believe that you invented this word, Hazel?

    December 28, 2008

  • Good beer is one of life’s fine things,

    Consoling our dry stomach linings;

    So God bless the brewer!

    Let’s never have fewer

    Of vats and of casks and of finings.

    September 20, 2018