Think Pink, All Pink

So many shades of pink! Experience four new hues somewhere between pink, orange, purple, red.... Judith Beck 'Beck Pink' 2018 -...

Orange for the Win

A great friend of Craft and Cru is getting some well-deserved recognition of late: Haley Fortier, the talented sommelier and owner behind...

Sangiovese! Goodness we love you!

Talk about a noble grape... as with humans, nobility is bestowed by other humans, and humans have been hyping Sangiovese's inherent...

Good Cheap Wine

Terroir and talent might be on display, but one of the things we want to highlight this week is how good inexpensive wine can be. Di...

Chianti Classico

Chianti: what's it to you? A place of glorious bucolic splendor, where many of Italy's finest red wines are grown? A bottle with a basket...

Vini Alpini

The alpine wines of Italy have something for every wine lover. Truly. From crisp delicate whites to dark full-bodied reds, you can find...

Portugal and Pato

The Pato family (daughter Filipa and father Luis, each owning their own vineyards) is gonna blow your mind with a couple weird and...

California Wine

Some might think we're only really into French and Italian wine, but we love wine from anywhere, it just has to be good and worth the...

Languedoc-Roussillon

From ubiquitous swill to glorious monuments of the grape, the Languedoc-Roussillon region is the birthplace of more wine than anywhere...

Down by the Sea: Mediterranean

How does the Mediterranean sea influence its wines? Will we taste salt? The aromatic scrub-land of the landscape? The ripe fruit of the...

Cali Wine Double Feature

This week we want to talk about two American wine styles: California Chard and Cab (aka Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon). Bacchus...

It's Willamette, Dammit!

This week, Oregon's Willamette Valley is the star, and we have chosen four wines that we think will shine with the imminent Thanksgiving...

Emilia-Romagna

In America, the most visible wine of Emilia-Romagna has always been Lambrusco, but the region is home to a huge variety of wine styles....

Italy’s Greatest Wine Region?

The home of Barolo, Barbaresco and so many of Italy's most celebrated and sought after bottles, the Langhe has so much to offer. Here...

La Rioja

This week we've got the the spotlight on Spain's most famous wine region: Rioja. Ostatu Rioja Blanco 2017 A blend of Viura (85%) and...

The Child that Got His Own

Barring unrepresentative bottles, we are always quite pleased with the wines we pour for you, but we are absolutely psyched about these...

Rhone Valley Wines w/ Jo-Ann Ross

We had Jo-Ann Ross in the house talking us through a bang-up lineup of southern Rhone wines; two whites and two reds that showcase why...

International Grenache Day

A most dignified grape: Garnacha, aka Grenache, Cannonau, Alicante, Lladoner... Long the most widely planted red grape in the world,...