a less expensive technique for making sparkling wine, with the second fermentation in tanks rather than bottles
The result of Charmat is coarser, larger bubbles and simpler flavors — but bulk process sparkling wines can be sold much more cheaply than methode champanoise wines.
1935; fr. Fr. E. Charmat, chemist
language, logic, Bull, nondeterminism A language with discrete combinatorial constraint logic aimed at industrial problems such as planning and scheduling. Implemented in C at Bull in 1989. Charme is an outgrowth of ideas from CHIP. It is semantically nondeterministic, with choice and backtracking, similar to Prolog. [“Charme Reference Manual”, AI Development Centre, Bull, France 1990]. […]
marked by good fortune or privilege: a charmed life. Physics. (of a particle) having a nonzero value of charm. a power of pleasing or attracting, as through personality or beauty: charm of manner; the charm of a mountain lake. a trait or feature imparting this power. charms, attractiveness. a trinket to be worn on a […]
an exclusive or privileged group: the charmed circle of concert violinists.
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An existence that seems protected by extreme good luck, as in Robert came out of that accident without a scratch; he must lead a charmed life. The adjective charmed once meant “magical,” which is no doubt what Shakespeare had in mind when he used the term in Macbeth (5:8): “Let fall thy blade on vulnerable […]