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    Millésime 2008 – Our New Favorite Vintage

    Millésime (Vintage): Unique among Champagnes, Vintage Champagne is produced solely from grapes harvested in a single year and only in exceptional vintages. Aging requirements increase and producers must age these wines for a minimum of three years prior to release—many will age considerably longer. At Fat Cork, some of our producers choose to age as [...]

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    FC Club Featured in Seattle Magazine!

    We are honored to have our name in the latest issue of Seattle Magazine! Our FC Club was named one of Seattle Magazine’s favorite local subscriptions. Check out the full feature here!   

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    Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

    We had an amazing week of vineyard tours, educational seminars, and Champagne tastings with Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme! We had the pleasure of hosting our producer, Laureen, her mother, Marie-France, and our business partner, Cristina. We started the week with dinner at the Maletis home to celebrate our French guests’ arrival!   Marie France, Laureen, Cristina, [...]

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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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    Rosé 101

    Rosé Champagne These beautiful pink bubbles are made much the same as blanc Champagnes, but instead of using only the white juices of the grape, rosés implement the dark red skins of pinot noir and pinot meunier. Fat Cork rosé ranges from pale pink to light red, with flavors ranging from very dry & tart [...]

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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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    Fat Cork Featured in Seattle Magazine!

    We were honored to be featured in the December 2015 issue of Seattle Magazine! Check out an excerpt of the article written by Paul Zitarelli below or visit Seattle Magazine online to see the full feature. Sparkling Wine for Holiday (and Everyday) Celebrations Paul Zitarelli’s guide to this season’s bubbliest companions for entertaining | December 2015 [...]

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    Our Foolproof Party Trick: Cheese and Champagne!

    With the holidays upon us, and Champagne season in full swing, we wanted to share a quick tutorial on one of our foolproof Champagne pairings, the cheese plate! With few ingredients and little prep time, a cheese and charcuterie tray is our go-to for entertaining. Check out the tutorial above for a quick lesson on [...]

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    The Fourth Generation of Magnums have Arrived!

      After a long (but temperature controlled) pilgrimage from the caves of France, Fat Cork’s fourth generation of Magnums have arrive on our shores! Big, bubbly, and delicious, these Champagnes will make a statement. Each bottle is handled individually throughout production (from bottling to disgorgement). And, with less than 200 magnums of each cuvée produced [...]

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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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