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!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

 

Marie France, Laureen, Cristina, Abby, and Bryan, hosted a Champagne Seminar at Fat Cork. Laureen led a wonderful educational course on her family’s history and production methods, and even brought pink aprons from her Champagne house for our team to wear!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

 

We hosted a Champagne reception with Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme Tavolàta for our Seattle customers. The team at Tavolàta prepared amazing French fare that paired with each cuvée in the Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme collection.

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

 

Cheryl at Pix Pâtisserie hosted us for a lovely afternoon Champagne tasting in Portland!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

 

While in Oregon, we toured the amazing Eyrie Vineyards with Jason Lett. After our tour, we enjoyed a lovely lunch; Jason Lett made us duck and fresh morels, and even spoke perfect French the entire visit!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

 

We also enjoyed a tour of ROCO Winery with the wonderful Rollin Soles!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

 

While in Oregon, we had dinner at The Dundee Bistro with Rollin & Corby Soles of ROCO Winery, our French producers, and Dick, Nancy, and Luisa Ponzi of Ponzi Vineyards!

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

 

We ended the week at the Sparkling Wine Symposium at Ponzi Vineyards. Bryan and Laureen were honored to be featured on the panel among sparkling wine experts to teach other industry members about bubbly.

Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s Visit to the PNW!

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. 

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