Monday, August 08, 2011
Definitions for chaptalize
- To increase the alcohol in a wine by adding sugar.
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Citations for chaptalize
A proprietor who chaptalizes juice or ameliorates juice or wine, or both, shall maintain a record of the operation and the transaction date.
They chaptalize, they blend, fudge their appellations, water down with lesser stuff.
Origin of chaptalize
Chaptalize comes from the French chaptaliser, which is in turn named for the French chemist J. A. Chaptal.