After the wine has been sufficiently racked and fined, and when it has reached a certain stage of maturation - varying according to the type of wine from, as a rule, two to four years - the wine is ready for bottling.
After dressing in double sweaters, wool knickers and stockings, they racked their skis atop their jeep and drove south from town into the mountains.
I felt the pebbles rattling as the waves threw their ponderous weight against the shore; the whole beach seemed racked by their terrific onset, and the air throbbed with their pulsations.
The wine is racked into clean casks, and this operation is repeated at intervals of some months, in all three to four times.
When, after the approach of the cold weather, the lees have dropped, the wines are racked and a further addition of brandy is made.
Others in that heat and crush racked their brains to find some thought and hastened to utter it.
They are subjected to frequent racking, the casks into which they are racked being more highly sulphured than is the case with red wines.
It held breakfast for two, and he racked his mind for who the other was.
Ah! such discourse we had, hermit and philosopher, and the old settler I have spoken of--we three--it expanded and racked my little house; I should not dare to say how many pounds' weight there was above the atmospheric pressure on every circular inch; it opened its seams so that they had to be calked with much dulness thereafter to stop the consequent leak;--but I had enough of that kind of oakum already picked.