Rainbows Opposed: Hiyu

I have to imagine that Black Friday sales typically feature items that are available in great, or at least decent, quantity. We don't...

Franc

Here is a dense Cabernet Franc, almost reminiscent of fine Pomerol, but less oaky than those wines. It is way up there (in price) for...

Bird Wine: Idlewild Flora & Fauna

It's not just because there's a handsome fowl on the label. This wine is also a paragon of versatility: juicy, fresh, supple, low in...

Making Thanksgiving Difficult

JUST KIDDING! But how many emails have you received from merchants who will purportedly make Thanksgiving easy? Are they gonna show up,...

Apples + Pears

Psst… did you know we have been putting together a selection of crazy-good ciders and perries? They have quietly appeared on our shelves,...

Champagne is Wine: Vincent Couche

"Vincent Couche is part of the upwelling of talent (and awakening to terroir) taking place in the extreme South of Champagne, and like a...

Moonchild: Saladin Fan de Lune 2019

From the winery: “Fan de Lune” means ‘child of the moon’ in local patois and is used to express surprise. The wine was named in...

B & B: Baguettes + Bourgogne

Long awaited baguettes return to Craft and Cru tomorrow. As before, we'll have Steel & Rye's superb baguettes in the house every...

Zoom Tasting: Vins de la Famille Hubert

Don't expect to find a lot of organic farming in Bordeaux, it's just not there. The region is dominated by big names and big commerce,...

Morgon So Fine: Burgaud Grands Cras

We always buy lots of Jean-Marc Burgaud. Year in and year out, his wines are not just some of the best in Beaujolais, but some of the...

Chardonized: Cheveau Sur le Mont

The wine pictured above is raised in stainless steel, but it has a creamy and spicy character that one might often associate with oak....

L'Eleganza: Tenuta di Carleone

We love Sangiovese, in particular Sangiovese from Chianti Classico. There's just nothing else like these wines, That being said, between...

Summery Deal: Aosta Müller Thurgau

The Val d'Aosta is a high valley in the Italian Alps, very close to the French border. It is the smallest and least populous region in...