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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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    Should you Age Champagne?

    Fat Cork Club – Join Now! To cellar, or to drink, a question many of us ask when purchasing a beautiful bottle of wine. Champagne is unique in that it’s aged to perfection in the caves of producers in France before release. Champagne benefits from long amounts of time on the lees (the dead yeast […]

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    How Champagne is Made

    Fat Cork Club – Join Now!   Producing Champagne is a fascinating art, passed down from many generations. From vineyard to table, the process takes years! Learn the laborious and extraordinary steps of making Champagne below. CHAMPAGNE VINEYARDS All Champagne begins as grapes growing in vineyards located in the Champagne region of France. There are […]

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