Tasting @craftandcru

Someone's missing in the picture above, but they're on the way... Tastings are back for now. Let's convene from 3pm to 6pm Saturday,...

Old Vine Burgundy: Goisot Les Mazelots

If you're into Burgundy, you know that the world just can't get enough. Price and availability are going in opposite directions, and I...

New Landron: Clos la Cariziere

That's Jo Landron, you've probably read about him here before. We really love his wines. I thought I knew about all of them, but I was...

A Tale of Two Lambruscos

Many of you will know the wine on the left. It is a popular sparkling wine chez C&C and we often tout it as a most versatile red wine. It...

More Than Pink: RIPA

Many years back at Esprit du Vin, Keith and I had a short discussion about whether or not we should sell the unique pink wine of Lopez de...

Who Makes Your Wine: Vincent Dureuil

"If the 2017 vintage in Burgundy has a defect, it's that the wines can be rather facile and immediate; but that is emphatically not the...

Breezy Savoie Wine

From my first taste of these wines, it was obvious they were something special. Their energy and purity are astounding. I remember an...

Cabernet Franc: Hureau Fours a Chaux

One could argue that there are world-renowned crus in the Loire Valley, but aside from a few notable exceptions, the region isn't really...

Silky Gem: Francesco Rinaldi Cannubi

There are more than a few famous crus in Barolo, but no single site is more famous than Cannubi. Situated in the heart of Barolo, facing...

Easiness: Clos de la Roilette

For those in the know, Coudert's Clos de la Roilette is an easy perennial buy. We at Craft and Cru certainly take as much as we can get....

Criminality: Behind Saars

... a customer recently mentioned that our still having a few extraordinary wines was "criminal", and we couldn't have agreed more, so...