Stainless Steel Dodine, or Stirring Rod

Description
This dodine was used at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa, California during the 1990s. A long, curved, stainless steel rod with a freely rotating blade at the end, the dodine is used to stir the “lees,” or sediment in a wine barrel. Some winemakers believe that stirring the lees is essential to creating deeper, more complex aromas and flavors, and a smoother taste.
Object Name
dodine
Physical Description
manufactured (overall production method/technique)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 103 cm x 14.5 cm x 19 cm; 40 9/16 in x 5 11/16 in x 7 1/2 in
ID Number
1998.0181.07
accession number
1998.0181
catalog number
1998.0181.07
subject
Wine
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition
Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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