Learn About Charles de Fere
Charles de Fere came to life in 1980 when an innovative sixth generation
winemaker from Champagne, Jean-Louis, decided to start his own sparkling
winery in a town called Fere-en-Tardois, just outside Champagne.
Named in his honor, Cuvee Jean-Louis embodies his audacious vision of crafting
high-quality sparkling wines from grapes grown throughout France, strongly
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Vin de Pays
(vahn duh peh-YEE)
One of the lower levels in the French Classification system, Vin de Pays is an intermediary wine, created for vineyards who were not quite AC, but vastly superior to Vin de Table wine. Vin de Pays has restrictions similar to the AC, but on a lesser scale. Regulations include specified region, minimum alcohol level and grape varieties. The wine also...
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Learn About Non-Vintage
Most Champagne you encounter will be NV, or non-vintage. This is because the base wine is a blend of wine from
In producing non-vintage wines, Champagne houses strive to keep the taste consistent year by year, and non-vintage
the winemakers flexibility in blending, ensuring a constant style each year. Non-vintage Champagne...
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