Unexpected California Dream

Few California wines have brought me as much pleasure as the 2015 vintage of Nathan Kandler's Old Vine White Wine from the Wirz Vineyard....

Barolo Magic + Cantina del Pino

We don't often get very excited about half bottles, as they can be quite a bit more expensive, per ounce of liquid, than full bottles....

A Few Fresh Darlings

We are always so pleased to introduce people to the organically grown 'Les 4 Cepages' from Domaine de Pajot, as it represents one of the...

Keeping Summer Going

Four wines to check out: a couple old faves and a couple newbs. One of our favorite wine estates in Tuscany, Corzano e Paterno is a small...

For the Cellar: Cantina del Pino 2016

We always look forward to new vintages from Cantina del Pino. They release Barbaresco a year later than most, so there's always a bit of...

Rosso @ Craft and Cru

Today we want to talk about rossi from Italy (spumante and fermo) and some American reds made from grapes you would otherwise almost...

Vino/Vin Bianco/Blanc

White wine is often not taken as seriously as red wine. This is a mistake. Way under the radar, the Bianchello del Metauro DOC of Italy's...

Exceptional California

We have some of the best people visiting us at Craft and Cru. Seriously. I won't go into too much detail here, but long story short, I...

Summer Vino

A few delicious randos to consider for the summer: Move over Prosecco, Otrugo dei Colli Piacentini Frizzante is going to be the next big...

Reversing Roles

When we think of California wine, our minds might first go to full-bodied reds. With Provence wine, we probably think of pale rosé. Today...

2019 Hofgut Falkenstein: true delight

It might look a bit decrepit and moldy, it may be small and dimly lit, but knowing what pristine treasures lie within those barrels,...

Organic Pink Pet-Nats

We've always got a bit of pink bubbly around, but we've recently received some irrestistible novelties, as well as new vintages of old...

USA Wines, Ongoing Tariffs

The tariffs that were imposed on all French, Spanish, German and U.K. still wines under 14% alcohol remain, and are up for review. That...

Q&A with Diana Snowden Seysses

We are delighted to present a q&a between the crew at Craft and Cru and Diana Snowden Seysses. We love her wines and winemaking...

Chillable Everything

Wines to chill, while you chill... take it easy folks, be kind to yourselves and everyone else too... Jo Landron Muscadet Sevre et Maine...

Bourgogne Reds

We love (love love) Pinot Noir, especially great Pinot Noir from Burgundy, its homeland. One of the major issues with Burgundy is...

New Vino

Andrea Felici Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2018 - (organic) It's back! A perfect model of freshness, this is one of our faves, and the...

du vin, bien sur!

There are always many new bottles to point out, but these three are of particular note, in our book: Perraud Muscadet Sevre et Maine...

Renato Vacca : in memoriam

Renato Vacca has passed away. One of the closest and dearest winemakers to us at Craft and Cru. We take the wines of Cantina del Pino,...

Le Piane Tasting with Christoph Kunzli

Christoph Künzli is a man of infectious charisma and joyful optimism. He also produces some of the finest wines you will find in Alto...