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    CNBC Taps Fat Cork Best Wine Club

    We are honored to be featured by CNBC as one of their “must-have” wine clubs! Champagne for everyone! Check out the full article here. 

    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 […]

    Getting Into Grower Champagne with Wine Folly

    Fat Cork Club – Join Now! We worked with expert, Bryan Maletis, who runs fatcork.com to help create a guide to grower Champagne. Learn some interesting details about Champagne that will surprise you and find out how to select small-producer Champagne. What is Grower Champagne? Grower Champagne is sparkling wine crafted by grape growers and […]

    We Are A Seattle Hidden Gem!

    Seattle Rain or Shine Guides came to the Cave this weekend to talk to us about Fat Cork! We are featured in their Hidden Gems section. Check out the full article here. 

    All About Rosé

    Bryan introduces us to Rosé just in time for Valentine’s Day! Video by Geena Pietromonaco.

    How to Open Champagne

    A quick tutorial from Bryan Maletis on opening a Champagne bottle the right way! Video by Geena Pietromonaco.

    When to Drink Champagne? Everyday!

    Don’t wait for a special occasion to open up a bottle of Champagne; open a bottle to make any occasion special! Follow these four simple steps to drink Champagne like a pro, Jedi, aficionado, or whatever title you choose! 1) Chill Champagne Champagne should be stored in a cool dark place until it’s ready to enjoy. […]

    Champagne Gift Guide

      Find Champagne for anyone on your list! Take the quiz above, then browse the results: Pascal Redon Brut Tradition, Jean Baillette-Prudhomme Rosé de Saignée, JM Goulard Paul Tradition Magnum, Gimonnet-Oger Blanc de Blancs Millésime 2002, and Alexandre Lenique Cuvée Excellence Brut. As always, contact us for customized gift ideas and pairing suggestions.

    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 […]

    Introducing Champagne Xavier Leconte!

    For an incredible six generations the Leconte Family has passed down a passion for crafting exceptional Champagne from their vineyards in the heart of Troissy-Bouquigny, a small town in the Vallée de la Marne region. The terroir benefits from a moderate oceanic climate and identifiable chalk, limestone and clay parcels where the different grapes are specifically […]