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    Freshly Disgorged: Vintage Champagnes, Fresh Corks

      Dis·gorge /disˈgôrj/ 1) To remove the sediment from (a sparkling wine) after fermentation. “The Champagne is aged in the bottle before it is disgorged.” Late 15th century, from old French Disgorgement – the Grand Finale!  After base wines have been created, they are blended, bottled, and fermented again inside the bottle. Then comes the magic; the […]

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    2016 Champagne Harvest

    The Champagne harvest is complete for 2016! The grapes have all been picked by hand and are now bubbling away in their fermentation vessels! Learn about the laborious and extraordinary process of harvesting in Champagne below. (Below: The youngest member of Champagne Redon helping with harvest and the cutest harvest picture ever!) HAND-PICKED All of […]

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    What is “Special Club” Champagne?

    Fat Cork Club – Join Now! The Special Club, or Club Trésors de Champagne, was originally founded in 1971 by 12 of the oldest families of the Champagne region. Since then, the club has grown to include 29 producers committed to excellence in all aspects of production. This exclusive membership is only open to Recoltant […]

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    Meet our Grower: Champagne Redon

      Trépail, the beautiful home village of the Redon family, is one of the sunniest places in all of Champagne. The additional light makes their grapes—mostly Chardonnay—extra ripe upon picking, leading to fruit-forward and elegant wines. The Redon family now produces two distinct lines of Champagne, one by the father, Pascal, and one by the […]

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    Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme is Visiting the PNW!

      We are thrilled and honored to announce that our producer, Laureen Baillette and Madam Baillette of Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme will be visiting the Northwest in April! They are traveling all the way from Trois-Puits, France to join Bryan on a Northwest adventure of vineyard tours, seminars, tastings, and of course, a visit to Fat Cork. We are […]

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    Autumn in Champagne, France

    The gorgeous fall colors of the Champagne region! Photos by our wonderful producers.

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