A Tale of Two Lambruscos

Many of you will know the wine on the left. It is a popular sparkling wine chez C&C and we often tout it as a most versatile red wine. It has a few things going for it that make it such a friendly food wine: bubbles, low-ish abv (11%), and a touch of sweetness. It is easily one of Lambrusco's best wines, but then one must consider the wine on the right, which is a special selection from the same vineyard, and is only made in the best years. Both are made from the pampered vin

Surprising Sparklers

We've always got a wide selection of bubbles at Craft and Cru, and we're always keen to introduce people to something new in the category. Folias de Baco UIVO Pinot Noir 'PT NAT' 2018 Most of you didn't get to try this last year. The local distributor sold out in 36 hours, and we sold our stash in about a week. With the 2018 vintage, we're determined to reach a wider audience, so we'll open a bottle for you on Saturday. It's a bit of an oddball: Pinot Noir grown in the Douro,

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. Emilia-Romagna is also considered to be Italy's culinary heartland, the source of precious Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma, and we swear you can often taste hints of these gastronomic delights in the wines! Cantina Paltrinieri Bianco dell'Emilia 2017 There is simply no good reason to choose mass-produced Prosecco when there are so