Cab and Its Parents

Explore the parent/offspring relationship between three famous grapes. The proud parents: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. The...

Spanish Wine Values

Already affected by the round of wine tariffs instituted in October, Spanish wine still represents some of the world's finest values in a...

Winter Rosé

It's rosé season! Maybe not for you, but for the wine trade, the month of February is the time to commit to the newest vintage of pink...

Excellent Italian Wine on a Budget

We talked about tariffs last week, and we'll talk about them again this week, because they're still on the table, and they're a huge...

Excellent French Wine on a Budget

Back in October the United States imposed a tariff of 25% on French wine under 14% alcohol, excluding sparkling wine. This was done in...

Champagne Growers

We love Champagne. Dominated by large companies that buy grapes from a multitude of the region’s grape growers, Champagne has seen a...

New Cru, Who Dis?

Vajra's Got Sand Soil is important in vineyards. You probably know this. In reading about wine, over and over, you'll find mention of...

Organically Grown Values

This week we've got four old faves; Each made from organically grown grapes and each is a crowd-pleasing value. You don't need to spend...

Wines for the Feast

The Thanksgiving table can be tough on wine. There are so many flavors to contend with, no single bottle will marry beautifully with all...

Big Bottles Galore

When we choose any wine, we look for something distinctive. When we choose a wine in a large bottle, we feel even more invested. If...

Pinot, Pinot, Pinot

When Pinot Noir is made into fresh and elegant styles, it is one of the best options for pairing wine with a crowded table. When it comes...

Chianti Classico On High

Literally the highest. Chianti, that is. Azienda Agricola I Fabbri has vineyards higher than anyone else in Chianti Classico, up to 680...

Sangiovese

Trere Lona Bona 2017 The outlier in the lineup, in that this will be the only wine not from Tuscany, Trere is in Romagna, the...

Barolo and Barbaresco

Let us bask in the pleasures of tasting Barolo and Barbaresco. For many, these two storied regions represent the pinnacle of Italian...

White Burgundy

Chardonnay, the white grape of Burgundy, is a household name, and is typically associated with a rich, bold and oaky style of wine, but...

Chianti Classico with a View

What kind of view? Well if you're visiting Castello la Leccia (do it!), you will have a spectacular view of the Chianti Classico region...

Life is Grand!

We are so happy, so very pleased indeed, that we'll be opening special treats for you this Saturday, October 12, from 2pm to 6pm. Every...

The Notorius Elodie

Domaine Alain Michelot As undervalued as Burgundy gets, if you ask us, at Craft and Cru, a bottle of Elodie Michelot's 2016...