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! 

 

The Fat Cork Experience

We’re Champagne experts, personal shoppers, and party aficionados. And we’re always standing by to help you find the perfect cuvée for every palate and every celebration.

Learn more about The Fat Cork Experience in our best video yet!

The Best Way to Celebrate Everyday

The FC Club is…

EXCLUSIVE: Every cuvée we import is exclusive to us, meaning you won’t find these Champagnes anywhere else in the U.S.!

CUSTOMIZABLE: We select Champagne specifically for every member based on their feedback and preferences.

EDUCATIONAL: Every bottle arrives with detailed tasting notes and “geeky details” to elevate your drinking experience.

The best way to CELEBRATE EVERYDAY! With shipments arriving every other month, you’ll always have bubbles on hand to toast to life’s memorable moments.

Fat Cork’s 5 Year Anniversary!

Fat Cork’s 5 Year Anniversary!

Fat Cork’s 5 Year Anniversary!

Our Proudest Moments:

/ 1. We have imported exclusive Champagne from 12 wonderful grower-producers since the beginning. / 2. Fat Cork Champagne has been featured on the menus of over 25 restaurants including The Walrus and the CarpenterCanlisRN74Sons & DaughtersStaple & Fancy and Dahlia Lounge. / 3. Bryan was recognized as a 40 Under 40 Business Leader by the Puget Sound Business Journal (2014). / 4.  We welcomed two Boss Juniors to the Fat Cork family, Lucas (2012) and Myers (2015). /  5. We now hand-select Champagne for over 500 FC Club Members across the U.S. /  6. Bryan has mentored 16 interns to date and counting. / 7. Our name was printed in the Wall Street Journal! (2015) / 8. Fat Cork Champagne has been used to celebrate everyday moments across the  U.S.! / 9. Bryan was selected to present at the International Pinot Noir Celebration (2015). /

 

Cheers to 5 years! 

I am humbled to have reached the five year milestone in our business. It is because of our wonderful fans, club members, and customers that we get to do what we love every day: being a part of celebrations everywhere!

And it is because of the excellent team at Fat Cork and my supportive wife that Fat Cork is five years old!

Merci beaucoup!
Bryan

Meet Team FC


Meet Team FC

Dear Fat Cork Fans, 

Fat Cork is growing, in more ways than one. We’ve added new Champagnes, new interns, and even a new baby boy (congratulations, Bryan and Abby!). 

We’re proud of our hard-working team and want to introduce you to all the people that make Fat Cork a great small business.

Cheers and thank you so much for your support. It’s because of you that we continue to grow. 

 

Meet Team FC

Meet Team FC

Abigail & Bryan Maletis
Fat Cork Founders 

Hometown: Seattle, WA and Portland, OR
Proudest Accomplishment: Our children! And creating a business that encourages others to Celebrate Everyday. 
Favorite Family Activity: Walks through our neighborhood.

Meet Team FC

Lucas & Myers Maletis
Boss Juniors

Years at FC: Birth-Present 
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Hobbies: Lucas – trains, eating french fries with ketchup, and swimming with Daddy. Myers – sleeping and learning from big brother. 

 

Meet Team FC

Chloe Hanson
Operations Director and Lead Designer 

Years at FC: June 2012-Present
Hometown: Nampa, Idaho

Hobbies: Knitting, hiking, party hosting! 

 

Meet Team FC

Amanda Jones
Number Cruncher

Years at FC: November 2014 – Present
Hometown: Hermiston, Oregon
Life Goal: To leave footprints on all the sandy beaches of the world. 

Meet Team FC

Alex Petrovich
Part-time Warehouse Manager

Years at FC: August 2012-Present
Hometown: Puyallup, Washington

Hobbies: Basketball, drawing, and video games. 

Meet Team FC

Marco Vertucci
Intern: All Things Design

Years at FC: June 2014-Present
Hometown: Rome, Italy

Hobbies: Sleeping in + brunch, and good (inexpensive) wine. 


 

Meet Team FC

Marc Lotorto
Intern: Anything & Everything

Years at FC: June 2014-Present
Hometown: Bothell, Washington
Hobbies: Drinking coffee, fraternity recruitment, and going to the gym. 

Meet Team FC

Kaui Brito
Intern: Order Specialist & Tasting Room
Years at FC: February 2015-Present
Hometown: Aiea, Hawaii

Future Plans: Graduate from Seattle Pacific University in June –> CEO of Nike.

Meet Team FC

Ben Reidy
Intern: Anything & Everything

Years at FC: February 2015-Present
Hometown: Edmonds, Washington
Hobbies: Golfing, coaching baseball, scout team member for UW Women’s Basketball team. 


And the Oscar goes to…


And the Oscar goes to…

Bonjour Champagne lovers! 

We believe all of the Champagne we import deserves a spot on the red carpet! But, in the spirit of the Academy Awards, we wanted to recognize a few that are especially impressive. 

If these bottles could talk, they would thank you for all of your support in their bubbly careers.

Cheers!
Team Fat Cork

And the Oscar goes to…


And the Oscar goes to…

Best Picture of the Year

Gimonnet-Oger Blanc de Blancs Millésime 1996 / $159

Produced from the chalky soils of the Côte des Blancs region, this cuvée has been aging in Jean-Luc’s cellars for 18+ years! This Champagne is sure to become the Clint Eastwood of your collection, guaranteed to “make your day”. It’s magnificent right now, but will also age under cork for years to come.


And the Oscar goes to…

And the Oscar goes to…
Red Carpet Stunner

Grongnet Carpe Diem Extra Brut Rosé de Saignée Magnum / $188

This voluptuous bottle is sure to delight both your eyes and your mouth! The body of the wine, soft and smooth like silk, liberates itself progressively as the wine warms in the mouth. Ooh la la! It’s bold, it’s pink, and it sachets across your palate. 

And the Oscar goes to…

And the Oscar goes to…
Best Leading Actress

Jean Baillette-Prudhomme Memoris / $69

Laureen Baillette is a true star hailing from the Montagne de Reims region. At only 29 years old, Laureen runs her family’s operation with her mother and sister, producing her cuvées on a pink wooden press. This particular cuvée is Pinot Noir based and aged for 7+ years in the bottle. It’s rich and bold with great acidity. 

And the Oscar goes to…

And the Oscar goes to…
Best Costume Design

Hervy-Quenardel Blanc de Blancs 2000/ $96

You can’t always judge a bottle by its label, but in the case of this cuvée, the beautiful painted bottle is equally as wonderful as the bubbles inside. There are less than 100 bottles left in the world; we were lucky enough to import 12 last year. 

And the Oscar goes to…


Bryan featured in Bellevue Club Reflections

Bryan featured in Bellevue Club Reflections

“This world is crazy, and so is daily life; taking a moment to reflect and celebrate is what makes me most happy.”
- Bryan Maletis, Fat Cork co-founder

Check out Bryan’s full interview in the Bellevue Club Reflections Beauty and Luxury issue! A special thank you to Lauren Hunsberger for the feature.