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...

Pink Pet-Nat Panoply

We have at least 6 pink pet-nats in stock right now, and you should try one, or two, or maybe all 6? Pictured above are two of this...

Picture Perfect Pinot: Johan Estate

Though a select group of wines have left indelible idealized marks on my memory, I don't think of them as "perfect". The idea that a wine...

Looking Forward: Le Piane Boca 2016

We talk about Le Piane often. New arrivals from this winery are quite simply exciting, and a new vintage of their flagship Boca is a...

Barbera Alert System ACT!VATED!!!

The picture of grapes above were found here, where you'll also find an interesting translation of an old description Barbera ... ... but...

Focus: Huet Le Haut Lieu Sec 2019

There's no bigger name in the Loire than Domaine Huet. Every time I taste a bottle there is great anticipation, yet Huet has never let me...

Woof

Arf! What's going on? I kinda prefer this weather to the heat wave, so I dunno why I'm barking... it's just a little shocking. The cool...

Alpine Refreshment: Petite Arvine

La Crotta di Vegneron is a collective of about 120 growers with small scattered plots around Chambave, in the Vallée d'Aoste (due to the...

Drinking Windows: Goldtropfchen

Apparently there are hundreds of wine to go windows across Italy. They were incorporated into buildings in the Middle Ages, when the...

Return of the Jedi: Claré J.C. 2020

... did I say jedi? I think I meant nebi... nebbiolo... Vajra's Claré J.C. does seem to have some mind tricks up its sleeve... is it red,...

Wines without Makeup: Filipa Pato

One of the most recommended winemakers at Craft and Cru, Filipa Pato is a mom making some of the world's most brilliant wines. We are...