from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. In wine making, to add water and sugar to (unfermented grape juice) so as to increase the quantity of wine produced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In wine-manuf., to add (to the unfermented grape-juice) sufficient water to reduce it to a given standard of acidity, and then sufficient sugar to bring the whole to the standard of sweetness scientifically determined to be the most advantageous.


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    March 9, 2011