Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday words: Coiffe, Collerette, and Muselet

Well, this is my last post in this comm in 2017. I'd like to wish everyone here a Happy New Year, and here are some words to impress your friends and family at New Year's ;)

The cork and wire cage are wrapped in foil (the ‘coiffe’), which extends down the neck of the bottle to the ‘collerette’ (neck band fitted on most Champagne bottles).

(source: Champagne Official Website: From Vine to Wine)

Bonus word: muselet: the wire cage to keep the cork on, as you see in the photo here. Also known as "the cage" or "agraffe."
Tags: c, m, noun, wordsmith: med_cat

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