January 9th, 2009
Hello and Happy New Year! As 2009 kicks-off, we sincerely hope that this year will bring great things and encourage you to find ways to Live Large, without breaking the bank! One of those ways is to celebrate great friends by havingÂ them over for a pot luck dinner. It’s a fun way to learn who makes the best hot-dish, or saladÂ while saving money and experiencing the thrill of going out for dinner with friends!
Another way to Live Large is to enjoy the wine that has beenÂ shared atÂ tables across the U.S. for overÂ 10 years, and still offers fantastic quality at a great value! That’s right, FAT bastard wines have been a favorite across the Nation for eleven years now, and we’re looking forward to continuing that tradition for many more years to come.
Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy and LARGE 2009!
September 2nd, 2008
As 2008 rolls into the autumn months of September and October, it is time again to show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness. Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in women in the United States, and for the sixth year in a row- FAT bastard aims to raise awareness and spread hope, by donating 25 cents for every bottle sold up to $75,000. This donation will be used to support breast cancer research, education and screening throughout the country- helping several cancer care organizations that offer a new hope to women and their families. During the donation period, FAT bastard wines will be easy to spot on the shelf wearing the special â€śLive Large, Spread Hopeâ€ť necker with an attached enamel pink ribbon pin to wear in show of your support.
This is a cause very close to my heart, so I encourage FAT bastard wine drinkers to support our awareness program and raise their glasses to help spread hope and work towards eradicating breast cancer forever!
July 14th, 2008
Weâ€™ve made another amazing addition to our FAT portfolio with our new smooth, yet lively Pinot Noir. Experts say that Pinot is the toughest grape to grow, but when done right, it produces one of the most versatile and delicious wines. Our producers have mastered the art of growing Pinot grapes and have provided us with a practically perfect French Pinot Noir!
We think of Pinot Noir as the ultimate food wine; it goes well with almost anything, including foods that are traditionally paired with white wines. Open a bottle of FAT bastard Pinot Noir and we promise you that its soft, rich and abundant berry flavors will be an ideal complement for any grilled white meats or fish. But if youâ€™re a vegetarian like me, the Pinotâ€™s earthy and smoky flavors go wonderfully well with a variety of salads and roasted vegetables.
So come on and LIVE LARGE with some FAT bastard today!
February 25th, 2008
This spring we are encouraging everyone to “Get Inked” with our first-ever Fat bastard sweepstakes!Throughout history, tattoos have alternately been regarded as bothÂ hip and irreverent, and we hate to toot our own horn, but Fat bastard has a similar tradition and reputation!Â One lucky winner will be selected at random to winÂ a fully paid session with a professional tattoo artist and receive a custom designed tattoo of their choice.Â For those of you that are nervous about needles, we have an opportunity for youÂ to “Get Inked” with temporary tattoos, featuring yours truly, attached to neck hangers on select bottles avavilable at your favorite local retailer. You can read more about this promotion here.Â
February 8th, 2008
Recently we were honored to be included in the womenâ€™s ultimate guide, Cosmo.Â With that recent publicity, we might have to start wearing disguises when we go out, to hide from those pesky paparazzi!Â
Speaking of celebrity, check out our newest contest and let us know what advice you would recommend for all of our troubled icons, and have the chance of coming away with some Fb swag.
Although it is still chilly outside, we hope that you are staying warm inside with help from Fat bastard wines.Â With Valentineâ€™s day rapidly approaching, we hope that you share a glass with your sweetie (we think itâ€™s a better gift than chocolate!)
Keep an eye out for new and exciting things to come from Fat bastard.Â And keep on Living Large!
January 22nd, 2008
Welcome and Happy New Year!
We hope you had a safeÂ & fun holiday season and that you were able to enjoy some Fat bastard wine with friends and family!
We are gearing up for another great year– loaded withÂ fantastic promotions, contests and exciting announcements from Fat bastard, so stay tuned!
Thank you to all who sent in their entries for their worst Christmas present ever. There were some LOL stories, as well asÂ a few scary and rather strange ones.Â It was great to hear from so many of you! We seleceted three winners and hope they are enjoying their Fat bastard spoils. Don’t fret if you were not among the winning few–because we have a new contest featured on our site! Go and check it out on our contest page.
That’s all for now.
Take care and LIVE LARGE!
June 8th, 2007
Hi there, and welcome to my new blog, The FB Buzz. We’ve completely revamped the website to give it a fresh look with a lot of fun and cool features. As you may have noticed, our labels and cartons also recently got an update (they’re quite nice if you ask me), so we figured we needed a sleeker website to complete FAT bastard‘s stylish new look. The new website is full of great resources that will help you enjoy FAT bastard to the fullest.
In the “Our Wines” section, I’ve put together a little summary of our varietals to give you a bit of background on the wines you love so much. We’ve added FAT bastard RosĂ© to the lineup that we’ll be rolling out for a limited time this summer.Â With such a unique wine, it seems like someone asks me every day how got the name FAT bastard. You can find out, and also get the history of how FAT bastard broke from tradition French brands in order to offer a simple and easy to understand great-tasting French wine.
We’ve got a great selection of shirts, hats, and wine accessories so you can show your support of the FAT bastard wherever you are. This summer, we should be introducing some new apparel so be sure to be on the lookout for this new summertime gear.
Living large is not only the enjoyment of worldly luxuries but is a state of mind that every moment must be lived with a passion and boldness, understanding that time waits for no one. FAT bastard is always best enjoyed with great food and great company/friends. Be sure to have a look at the “Perfect Pairings” section to find out what foods compliment our numerous varietals. Also, coming this summer will be a grilling series, where we’ll have fun and innovative recipes and tips that are sure to make your next BBQ fit for the Fat Bastard himself. After all, summertime is the best time for sharing good wine and good food with friends.
- The Hippo