General English


  • noun a measured quantity of a drug calculated to be necessary for someone


  • a mixture of sugar, water or wine, and yeast added to still white wine just before bottling to start secondary fermentation and produce sparkling wine. Dosage is used as a means of controlling the sweetness of the finished wine and is often the way of producing different styles of sparkling wine from brut (very dry, with no added sugar in the dosage) to doux (sweet, with added sugar in the dosage).
  • the process of adding a small quantity of extra wine to each bottle of Champagne after disgorgement to make up for the liquid lost, before the bottles are closed


  • synonymdose