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2023 Holiday Club Crossword Answers

Thanks so much for playing. Here are the answers to all the crossword clues in your recent Winter 2023 club allocation. Don't forget to post your answers on social #fatcorkcrossword.

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    2. Star grape variety of the Côte des Blancs

    • CHARDONNAY

    3. This fictional secret service agent has been spotted drinking Champagne more than 35 times in his films

    • JAMES BOND

    4. French for “great growth,” the term that designates top villages that produce the very best grapes and have a 100% rating

    • GRAND CRU

    5. Impermeable buoyant material used to enclose a bottle of Champagne

    • CORK

    6. Canadian rapper and singer known as Champagne Papi

    • DRAKE

    7. On January 22 of each year, the vignerons and the Champagne houses celebrate this saint

    • VINCENT

    10. Champagne sub-region known as “the white coast”

    • COTE DES BLANCS

    12. The fizz quality of a Champagne is known as

    • EFFERVESCENCE

    13. A microscopic pest that attacks the roots of the vine -- responsible for destroying most of the vineyards in 19th century Europe

    • PHYLLOXERA

    15. Dominant grape of the Montagne de Reims sub region

    • PINOT NOIR

    19. Largest city in Champagne which played a central role in French history as the city for the country’s coronation ceremonies since the 11th century.

    • REIMS

    20. Grape most compatible with the clay rich soils of the Marne Valley

    • PINOT MEUNIER

    21. Name for still wine before it becomes Champagne

    • VIN CLAIR

    22. Term for filtering Champagne for consumption

    • DISGORGEMENT

    24. The mixture of sugar and reserve wine added to a bottle after disgorgement that creates the style

    • DOSAGE

    25. Bottle size equivalent to 3L (two magnums, or four standard sized bottles)

    • JEROBOAM

    29. Process of rotating bottles of Champagne before disgorgement

    • RIDDLING

    32. A very dry Champagne that contains a maximum of 6 g/l of dosage

    • EXTRA BRUT

    35. Percentile system that is used to signify set prices per kilo of grapes sold from a village

    • ECHELLE LADDER

    37. English word for “millésime” meaning the year that a cuvée’s grapes were grown and harvested

    • VINTAGE

    38. French for muzzle, the name of the wire cage that holds the cork in place

    • MUSELET

    41. A taste of Champagne

    • SIP

     

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    1. A Champagne made with only white grapes

    • BLANC DE BLANCS

    8. To behead an unopened bottle with a sword

    • SABER

    9. Term used to describe the effects a particular region’s climate, terrain and soil have on the wine

    • TERROIR

    11. Fatcork motto

    • CELEBRATE EVERY DAY

    14. Descriptive adjective that describes frothy foam that sits on top of a glass right after it’s poured

    • MOUSSE

    16. Iconic blonde bombshell who was once rumored to have taken a bath 350 bottles of Champagne

    • MARILYN MONROE

    17. The historical term that refers to the pale, copper / pink hue of Champagne, much like the color of this small game bird’s eye after death

    • PARTRIDGE

    18. Southern-most sub region of Champagne

    • AUBE

    20. Name of Champagne grape variety derived from French words of “pine” & “black”

    • PINOT NOIR

    23. The deposits of dead yeast cells leftover after secondary fermentation

    • LEES

    26. “Champagne Supernova” is a 1996 popular song by this English rock band

    • OASIS

    27. Number of 4 oz glasses in a standard bottle of Champagne

    • SIX

    28. A prestigious single-vineyard plot surrounded by walls

    • CLOS

    30. The horizontal storage of bottles in the cellars

    • SUR LATTE

    31. Method of making rosé unique to Champagne

    • ASSEMBLAGE

    33. French term for a winemaker who cultivates their own grapes for the Champagne they make

    • VIGNERON

    34. The name of the root vegetable used as the sugar component of dosage

    • BEET

    36. Main component in the soil that gives Champagne it’s unique mineral flavor

    • CHALK

    39. The driest style of Champagne

    • BRUT NATURE

    40. The indentation at the bottom of the bottle

    • PUNT

    42. Method of making rosé in the style of a red wine

    • SAIGNÉE

     

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