After a long (but temperature controlled) pilgrimage from the caves of France, Fat Cork’s fourth generation of Magnums have arrive on our shores!
Big, bubbly, and delicious, these Champagnes will make a statement. Each bottle is handled individually throughout production (from bottling to disgorgement). And, with less than 200 magnums of each cuvée produced every year, these big bottles are rare!
Welcome our large format friends to your holiday celebrations! Perfect for a party of 6-8, exceptional for a party of 4, and sublime for a party of 2, a magnums contains 16 glasses of Champagne.
Meet our grower, Champagne Hervieux-Dumez!
Bruno Dumez is the current vigneron of his family’s vineyards, working alongside his brother and son in the Montagne de Reims region of Champagne. We like to call him a “perfect Frenchman” because he has two passions in life: being a Champenois and an avid bicyclist!
He is honored to be one of 26 members in the elite Special Club of Champagne. Special Club members must grow their own grapes and make their own Champagne that originates from a single harvest. The group meets annually to blind taste several wines and only the very best cuvées are accepted and allowed to be bottled in the iconic special club bottle.
Watch the video above for a quick look at the vineyards and caves of Champagne Hervieux-Dumez!
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 Carpenter, Canlis, RN74, Sons & Daughters, Staple & 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!
Fat Cork grower maps are now available! All 12 of our growers are illustrated on this fun and educational poster, designed by our very own Chloe and Marco.
Request one in your next order, or pick one up at our warehouse.
Meet Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme!
Laureen Baillette is a true star hailing from the Montagne de Reims region. At only 29 years old, Laureen is the vigneronne of Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme. With her mother’s guidance and sister’s help, Jean Baillette-Prudhomme is one of the few vineyards in Champagne managed by three women!
The secret of this Champagne is old vineyards and at least 50% reserve wine used in every cuvée. Laureen follow the traditions of her father, producing all of her Champagne on an old press (that she painted pink!).
Watch the video above for a quick look at Champagne Jean Baillette-Prudhomme’s traditional wood press and extraordinary caves!(from Fat Cork on Vimeo.).
Meet Champagne Perrot-Batteux et Filles!
As the name “et Filles” indicates, this Champagne house was inherited by a daughter. Cynthia Perrot has proudly led and progressed the family operation over the last 10 years.
Coming from the southernmost region of the Côte des Blancs, her soil is composed of pure chalk. This terroir undoubtedly cultivates the freshest and purest Chardonnay in all of Champagne. All of the cuvées in Perrot-Batteux’s collection are clean and bright; they’re delicious in youth or with many years of age and they clearly showcase the greatness of Chardonnay.
Watch the video above for a quick look at harvest with Cynthia and Champagne Perrot-Batteux et Filles (from Fat Cork on Vimeo).
“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.