FAT bastard Wine

Fat bastard FAQs

Where can I find a store that carries Fat bastard wines in my neighborhood?

Please see our store locator, on this site.
Looking for a retailer internationally? Check out the international distributor list. To find a retailer, phone your local distributor and ask where you can find Fat bastard wines. They will give you the most current retailer information for your city.

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How did Fat bastard wine get its name?

Please see the Story and Wines page for the full history!

Why does the Fat bastard Wine Company use screwcaps instead of corks?

Although there tends to be a romantic image of popping a traditional cork, the truth is that cork taint (wine spoilage due to faulty corks) affects up to 7% of wine bottled with cork. Screwcaps prevent cork taint, and preserve wine freshness more evenly. Since quality is our paramount concern we do not want even one bottle of Fat bastard to be anything less than what our exceptional audience has come to expect. Screwcaps also allow the wine to maintain the bouquet and flavor profile that our winemaker intended, and offer easy storage and added convenience (no corkscrew necessary!) Starting with the 2010 vintage, all bottles of Fat bastard will have screwcaps instead of corks.

How much do Fat bastard wines cost?

Fat bastard's suggested retail price is $11.99. The price may vary a bit between states due to local liquor laws.

Can I order Fat bastard wine directly from you?

We are not currently selling our wines via the internet.  We do have stores and distributors in all 50 states. You can also search for our wines online and find them available through several online wine merchants.

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Where can I purchase Fat bastard merchandise?

A) Our Fat bastard merchandise or gear is available through our on-line store only. These items make great gifts, or are a very special way to show off your Fat bastard pride. We regularly update our couture so please check back soon!

Can I order Fat bastard merchandise if I live outside the United States?

At this time we are unable to ship merchandise orders outside of the U.S.

How long does it take to ship merchandise?

We ship our merchandise via UPS ground and USPS, and it generally arrives in 3-5 days. Our fulfillment house is located in Washington, so shipments closest to the northwest will arrive within a few days. For those on the east coast it could take up to 5 days.

Where can I find Fat bastard wines outside the U.S.?

Please click through to our International Contacts page for more information.

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Do you have any serving advice for your wines?

We recommend serving our whites chilled to about 51-53°F; they are best after about an hour in the refrigerator. We also suggest that you keep your reds in a cool dark place, so that their serving temperature is ideally between 60-62°F (slightly below room temperature).

We're planning a party. How many glasses of wine are in one bottle? How many bottles should we buy?

A standard bottle of wine should yield approximately 5 servings when the glass is filled about half full.  A standard formula for an event is one bottle per person. Since it’s impossible to predict how much or how little your guests will drink, this rule of thumb allows for some flexibility for guests who won’t be drinking, and those who will. Consider too, that it is better to have leftover, unopened bottles of wine than it is to run out!

What is this dark stuff lining the inside of the bottle, or the bottom of my glass?

Sediment is a natural part of the wine-making process. Red wine contains small particulate matter, or tiny pieces of color pigment from the grape skins that combine with tannins forming larger, heavier molecules. When the wine has been resting in the bottle for many months these tiny bits that were once suspended in the liquid of the wine will precipitate, or clump together, becoming larger, heavier sediment. This sediment will often form on the bottom or on the side of the bottle the wine had been resting on. While it may look strange, or even unappealing, it is completely natural and can easily be filtered out using a strainer or screen when pouring, or by decanting the wine. Another option is to leave a small amount of wine in the bottle, about two inches or so from the bottom, to avoid serving the sediment to guests.

How many calories are in a glass of Fat bastard wine?

A five ounce glass of our white wines, like Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, will have approximately 100 calories. Our red wines will contain around 108-110 calories per five ounce glass.

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Are your wines vegan?

We do not use egg whites to fine or filter our wines, so all Fat bastard wines are vegetarian and vegan friendly.

I’m going to France, and I would love to visit the Fat bastard winery, where is it?

At this time we do not have a traditional tasting room at our production facilities in the south of France.

How long should I store or cellar my Fat bastard wine for?

Fat bastard wines are crafted in a “drink-now” style, which means, “why wait!” Enjoy your Fat bastard wine selection (or gift) while it is still displaying the rich, ripe and fresh-fruit flavors our winemaker intended!  However, if you posses the self control to wait here are our guidelines:

VintageApproximate time from October of vintage date
Sauvignon Blanc 1 year
Rosé 1 year
Chardonnay 2 years
Shiraz 4 years
Merlot 4 years
Cabernet Sauvignon 4 years
Pinot Noir 4 years

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