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More Than Pink: RIPA

Many years back at Esprit du Vin, Keith and I had a short discussion about whether or not we should sell the unique pink wine of Lopez de...

Who Makes Your Wine: Vincent Dureuil

"If the 2017 vintage in Burgundy has a defect, it's that the wines can be rather facile and immediate; but that is emphatically not the...

Breezy Savoie Wine

From my first taste of these wines, it was obvious they were something special. Their energy and purity are astounding. I remember an...

Cabernet Franc: Hureau Fours a Chaux

One could argue that there are world-renowned crus in the Loire Valley, but aside from a few notable exceptions, the region isn't really...

Silky Gem: Francesco Rinaldi Cannubi

There are more than a few famous crus in Barolo, but no single site is more famous than Cannubi. Situated in the heart of Barolo, facing...

Easiness: Clos de la Roilette

For those in the know, Coudert's Clos de la Roilette is an easy perennial buy. We at Craft and Cru certainly take as much as we can get....

Criminality: Behind Saars

... a customer recently mentioned that our still having a few extraordinary wines was "criminal", and we couldn't have agreed more, so...

Tiny Bubbles: Marie Courtin's a Big Deal

In 2005 Dominique embarked on a rare journey in Champagne, focusing exclusively on the production of single-vineyard, single-variety,...

Original Grower: Egly Ouriet

When it comes to great grower Champagne, there are basically two originals: Egly-Ouriet and Jacques Selosse. If you're interested in...

Pure Folly @craftandcru

Jo Landron: a great winemaker, one of the finest mustaches in the universe, a friendly, insightful, intellectual fellow, a farmer at...

Recoltant-Manipulant: Jean Vesselle

Year in and year out, Champagne Jean Vesselle comes oft and warmly recommended at Craft and Cru. We focus on Champagne producers who grow...

Rainbows Opposed: Hiyu

I have to imagine that Black Friday sales typically feature items that are available in great, or at least decent, quantity. We don't...

Franc

Here is a dense Cabernet Franc, almost reminiscent of fine Pomerol, but less oaky than those wines. It is way up there (in price) for...

Bird Wine: Idlewild Flora & Fauna

It's not just because there's a handsome fowl on the label. This wine is also a paragon of versatility: juicy, fresh, supple, low in...

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