Pastry entrepreneur Cheryl Wakerhauser, aka “Pix”, has combined her love of treats and a bottle of Champagne to create Pix Pâtisserie, a Portland eatery that could bake right into the streets of Paris. The hip, eccentric bakery specializes in French desserts, chocolates and ice cream, combined with an extensive selection of beverages - namely Champagne and sparkling wine. It is her love of fine wines that earned Wakerhauser the award for World’s Best Champagne & Sparking Wine List for four consecutive years between 2014 and 2017.
Pix Pâtisserie specialises in Champagne, with a collection featuring more than 350 bottles. Wakerhauser’s list also contains an additional 90 sparkling wines, meticulously selected from big and small growers around the world. Likewise, there are more than 130 varieties of sherry available, as well as a tasting flight offering seven of their finest selections. Wakerhauser is full of passion, as reflected in the wine list, and applies much attention to detail, ensuring as many bottles as possible include clearly displayed disgorgement dates, for example.
Our judges were impressed once again this year - remarking on Pix Patisserie’s offering of “superlative Sherry”, and by-the-glass options, but also drawing attention to the wide-ranging (444 options), excellent selection of Champagne and Coteaux Champenois. When it comes to champagnes and sparkling wines, Pix Patisserie certainly is “untouchable”.