Antique Parisian French STYLE wood riddling wine bottle holder or rack
Replica of a 19th century french item
ours is not only handsome,
but much lighter than vintage ones and
thus do not cost a FORTUNE to ship
Saving you lots o' bucks
A collapseable rack that is :
NEW SMALL TABLE TOP SIZEholds up to 12 bottles of the bubbly stuff 19" tall by 16" wide (two sided sandwich board style)some folks unscrew the top hinge and make two
wall mounted units
What is RIDDLING ?
It is one step in the traditional method of making
Champagne or sparkling wine, that helps to consolidate
sediment by laying the bottles in a riddler
you can achieve this sediment removal process
Madame Nicole-Barbe Clicquot was said to have
objected to the cloudy appearance of Champagnes in
early 1800s. It is said that the young widow became
head of Champagne Clicquot. Determined to improve the
appearance of her fine wines and champagnes , she found
that shaking the bottles loosed sediment stuck
to their sides.
The sediment would eventually settle to the bottom
if the bottles were left standing up right.
In or to get the deposits closer to the neck,
she used gravity, cutting holes in her
kitchen table to place the bottles upside down
NOW this process is nearly all entirely done by a
machine invented in Spain in the 1970s.
Since they handle hundreds of bottles at the same
time , gyropalettes are both much more efficient
and much more consistent at consolidating sediments
than the traditional antique or older hand turning
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 01 September, 2011.