Trousseau: Eyrie '18

The Eyrie Vineyards are THE original Pinot pioneers in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Planting the region's first vineyards of Pinot Noir...

Sangiovese Schema: Predappio e Lamole

In scheming a diagram of the vast array of styles of which Sangiovese is capable, these two wines might not end up so far apart from each...

14 July, drink Burgundy?

There were many important dates through the French Revolution, and there were notable events before July 14, 1798, but on this day a...

Overachieving: "Generic" Trocken

"Tim Fröhlich can surely lay claim to the world's most consistently overachieving generic Riesling bottlings of the past two decades." -...

IT'S BACK!! Vajra Claré J.C. 2021

I might want a powerful Barolo on a cool rainy day like today, but for most of June, July and August, I would be much more likely to...

Aligoté: More(y) Please!

It's no secret, at this point, that Aligoté is responsible for some of the most exciting white wines in Burgundy. Chardonnay still hogs...

DVLCIVS EX ASPERIS: 2018 Oddero Barolo

Sometimes people ask if I have ideas about which wines will become far more valuable in the future. I do have those ideas, but the...

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...