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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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    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.

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    How Champagne is Made

    Fat Cork Club – Join Now!   Producing Champagne is a fascinating art, passed down from many generations. From vineyard to table, the process takes years! Learn the laborious and extraordinary steps of making Champagne below. CHAMPAGNE VINEYARDS All Champagne begins as grapes growing in vineyards located in the Champagne region of France. There are […]

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    Champagne and Food Pairings

    Fat Cork Club – Join Now! Champagne is one of, if not the most versatile beverage to pair with a wide variety of foods. As long as you avoid sweet foods and overly strong flavors, it’s hard to go wrong when pairing Champagne with many of your favorite foods. Here’s our foolproof guide to pairing […]

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    2016 Champagne Harvest

    The Champagne harvest is complete for 2016! The grapes have all been picked by hand and are now bubbling away in their fermentation vessels! Learn about the laborious and extraordinary process of harvesting in Champagne below. (Below: The youngest member of Champagne Redon helping with harvest and the cutest harvest picture ever!) HAND-PICKED All of […]

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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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    Before & After: Our New Champagne cave!

    We’re proud to show off our newly remodeled Champagne cave, and we’re humbled by the support that has allowed us to grow! FC Club Members! If you’re planning a trip to Seattle (or live here now!), schedule a private, complimentary tasting in our Champagne cave! Simply email FCClub@Fatcork.com two weeks before your visit to make […]

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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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    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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