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  • Monthly Archives: December 2014

    Fat Cork featured on Sur La Table’s Blog!

    Photo by Sur La Table

    Last week, Sur La Table’s A Sharp Knife & Salt blog featured Fat Cork in their roundup of New Year’s Champagne! Author Jay Campbell tasted three Fat Cork cuvées:

    1)Pascal Redon Brut Tradition, an 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir blend noted for floral and fruity notes throughout with a crisp finish.

    2) Grongnet Special Club 2008, hailing from the Côte des Blancs region, this bottle is made by a producer that qualifies for the “Special Club,” meaning it comes from an exclusive club of Champagne houses selected by its peers.

    3)Didier-Ducos Rosé, a classic and aromatic rosé featuring hints of strawberries and cherries.

    We are honored to have been included! Check out the article here.

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    Fat Cork’s FC Club Featured in Seattle Met!

    Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or belated Christmas present, we believe that a Fantastic Champagne Club Membership is the best gift you can give. From novices to experienced Champagne drinkers, an FC Club membership delivers two, three, or six, exclusive, hand-selected bottles every other month right to your recipient’s door. The selections are tailored every other month based on customers’ feedback, creating a satisfying, bubble-filled experience and a reason to celebrate everyday!

    Our friends over at Seattle Met agree that an FC Club Membership makes a great gift! This holiday season the FC Club was featured in Seattle Met’s Nosh Pit on their “7 Holiday Gift Memberships of the Liquid Variety“. Check it out!

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    Fat Cork Featured in Forbes

    Great news: Fat Cork was featured in Forbes Magazine! Listed as one of the “Best Gifts For Wine Lovers In 2014,” contributor Katie Kelly Bell recommended our Fantastic Champagne Club as the best club for Champagne Lovers. We are extremely honored!

    Check out the article here.

     

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    Fat Cork’s Bryan Maletis Selected for Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

    Fat Cork owner and founder Bryan Maletis was honored to be selected for Puget Sound Business Journal’s annual 40 Under 40 Business Leaders! After receiving a nomination, completing the lengthy application process, and enduring multiple interviews, Bryan was chosen as one of the 40 from a pool of 400 nominees. Bryan and the Fat Cork team would like to thank YOU: our customers, club members, and friends for supporting us and making Fat Cork possible.

    Check out the article from PSBJ!

     

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    Introducing Our Newest Grower, Adrien Redon

    Adrien Redon is the eldest son of Pascal and Pascale Redon. Like his father, Adrien doesn’t speak English, has spent his entire life crafting Champagne, and is hesitant to travel too fat away from the family vines in Trepail. Like his mother, he is an artist. Adrien has been part of the Fat Cork family since the beginning. We knew his dad already appointed him to the lead role of Champagne Pascal Redon, but it wasn’t until visiting the Redon family cellar in the fall of 2014, when Adrien called us over to open a box containing four perfectly chilled Adrien Redon cuvées, that we learned a new master had truly arrived. Like any great artist, Adrien didn’t want to reveal his works of art until they were ready, and we are so excited to reveal them to the USA! All of Adrien Redon’s cuvées come from the same family vines in Trepail, but they are painted with a different brush than he used for Champagne Pascal Redon. They are clear, fresh and precisely driven by bright fruit and very high acid. To the best of our translation, Adrien said, “These are for only professionals.” We love our growers!

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