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    What is “Special Club” Champagne?

    Fat Cork Club – Join Now! The Special Club, or Club Trésors de Champagne, was originally founded in 1971 by 12 of the oldest families of the Champagne region. Since then, the club has grown to include 29 producers committed to excellence in all aspects of production. This exclusive membership is only open to Recoltant […]

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    Fat Cork featured in Market Watch Magazine

    We are honored to be featured in Market Watch Magazine! Bryan was quoted on the unique appeal of Grower Champagne in their article “Grower Champagne Goes Mainstream”. Check out the full article here. 

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    Meet our Grower: Champagne Redon

      Trépail, the beautiful home village of the Redon family, is one of the sunniest places in all of Champagne. The additional light makes their grapes—mostly Chardonnay—extra ripe upon picking, leading to fruit-forward and elegant wines. The Redon family now produces two distinct lines of Champagne, one by the father, Pascal, and one by the […]

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    Go Outside!

    Enjoy the great outdoors with your Champagne this summer (no cooler required!). AT A CAMPSITE Pitch your tent near a stream, nestle your bottles along the shore, and let the fresh water cool your Champagne.   IN A POOL Use a kiddie pool as an ice bath! Fill the pool with half ice, half water, add Champagne […]

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    Bryan stars on New Day Northwest!

      Fat Cork was on New Day Northwest! Bryan sat down with New Day Northwest host, Margaret Larson, to teach a Champagne lesson and tell the story of Fat Cork on live TV.

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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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    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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    Fat Cork at Ponzi Vineyards

    TINY BUBBLES SPARKLING SEMINAR April 16th, 2-4pm | Ponzi Vineyards Winery | Sherwood, Oregon Explore Fat Cork grower Champagnes and Oregon sparkling wines at the iconic Oregon winery, Ponzi Vineyards! Bryan is honored to be presenting alongside winemaker Luisa Ponzi where they will lead an educational seminar all about bubbles! The Ponzis are pioneers in […]

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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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