In any,case it was a cruel blow to a man already broken by racking illness and domestic sorrows.
It has the horizontal racking motion mentioned FIG.
Racking consists merely in separating the bright wine from the deposit.
As a general rule, it is not possible by racking alone to obtain the wine in an absolutely bright condition.
Racking takes place, as a rule, in February or March.
The second racking takes place in March or April, and the wine is now placed in casks and sent to Oporto, where it is stored in large over-ground buildings termed lodges.
They are subjected to frequent racking, the casks into which they are racked being more highly sulphured than is the case with red wines.
The first racking and fining takes place about December.