CheninCheninChenin: Jasnieres Sec

Jasnieres is an old wine region on the Loir river, a tributary to the more famous Loire river. Domaine de la Roche Bleue is a young...

Lovable Weirdos: Wirz Sequel

The Wirz Vineyard is a true California gem. It is own-rooted and old-vine (planted in the 1960s) Riesling (with a bit of Silvaner for...

Deals, Steals, Feels

We pride ourselves on a diverse and interesting selection, but some of our favorite bottles can be kinda (or very) pricey. We take value...

A True Favorite: Le Piane

One of the great wine estates in Piemonte, Le Piane is notable for so many reasons: sustainable and organic farming, a hands-off...

Riesling Alert System !!!ACTIVATED!!!

We have a Riesling emergency here folks! We just tasted two wines from one of our favorite Austrian wine estates, Josef & Phillip...

The Boring Blend: Triennes 2017

OK OK, I know I should probably stop calling the Cab/Syrah blend "boring"... We featured a Q&A with Diana Snowden Seysses this summer (if...

Pick a Chiroubles Cherry

Quite the infographic, no? It shows so much, but please, however, ignore most of it for now, and direct your attention to the most...

Red Green Wine

First a quick note about our friendly neighbor chef Otto, of Lima Limon. He has a new online ordering platform and you can click here to...

Bubbles and the Big Bitter One

Sparkling wine might be something enjoyed every day, if you ask me, but I do understand that it is fun to pop a cork and pour a round of...

Brunello Bash?

You've heard us bash Brunello di Montalcino before... sorry! not sorry... we don't get really excited about them very often, but we have...

Rhone Wine: Do. Saladin Chaveyron 1422

A lot of you already know Domaine Saladin. Maybe you've tried a bottle from us, or maybe you attended dinner with Marie-Laurence Saladin...

Need to Know: Fratelli Alessandria 2016

When you walk into the cellars at Fratelli Alessandria, you can trace the growth of the facility by the changes in stonework, and you...

Gift Baskets + Wine Yourself

A couple bottles of wine, some extra virgin olive oil, a bar of chocolate, hand-picked by the crew at Craft and Cru, all together in a...

Cru Beaujolais: Burgaud 2019

There's no better introduction to the most serious wines of Beaujolais than a bottle from Jean Marc. The price of his fabulous Cote du Py...

Worth the Hype: Oddero Barolo 2016

You've heard us say this before: vintage matters less than people and places. In Barolo, there has not been a genuinely disastrous...

Serious Sunny Bubbles: Cruse Tradition

There have been many (many) offers in my inbox for zoom tastings with winemakers. I have only jumped at one, and boy did I jump! This...

Balanced Brawn

Aglianico must be counted as one of Italy's great red wine grapes, arguably next to Sangiovese and Nebbiolo in terms of raw potential,...

Tiny Dancers: Ballarin Cino

The Viberti family has long been known as "ballarin" or "dancers" to the people of Barolo, and their winery goes by this local nickname,...