14 July, drink Burgundy?

There were many important dates through the French Revolution, and there were notable events before July 14, 1798, but on this day a...

Aligoté: More(y) Please!

It's no secret, at this point, that Aligoté is responsible for some of the most exciting white wines in Burgundy. Chardonnay still hogs...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Champagne is Wine: Vincent Couche

"Vincent Couche is part of the upwelling of talent (and awakening to terroir) taking place in the extreme South of Champagne, and like a...

Moonchild: Saladin Fan de Lune 2019

From the winery: “Fan de Lune” means ‘child of the moon’ in local patois and is used to express surprise. The wine was named in...