The Boring Blend: Triennes 2017

OK OK, I know I should probably stop calling the Cab/Syrah blend "boring"... We featured a Q&A with Diana Snowden Seysses this summer (if...

Pick a Chiroubles Cherry

Quite the infographic, no? It shows so much, but please, however, ignore most of it for now, and direct your attention to the most...

Red Green Wine

First a quick note about our friendly neighbor chef Otto, of Lima Limon. He has a new online ordering platform and you can click here to...

Bubbles and the Big Bitter One

Sparkling wine might be something enjoyed every day, if you ask me, but I do understand that it is fun to pop a cork and pour a round of...

Brunello Bash?

You've heard us bash Brunello di Montalcino before... sorry! not sorry... we don't get really excited about them very often, but we have...

Rhone Wine: Do. Saladin Chaveyron 1422

A lot of you already know Domaine Saladin. Maybe you've tried a bottle from us, or maybe you attended dinner with Marie-Laurence Saladin...

Need to Know: Fratelli Alessandria 2016

When you walk into the cellars at Fratelli Alessandria, you can trace the growth of the facility by the changes in stonework, and you...

Gift Baskets + Wine Yourself

A couple bottles of wine, some extra virgin olive oil, a bar of chocolate, hand-picked by the crew at Craft and Cru, all together in a...

Cru Beaujolais: Burgaud 2019

There's no better introduction to the most serious wines of Beaujolais than a bottle from Jean Marc. The price of his fabulous Cote du Py...

Worth the Hype: Oddero Barolo 2016

You've heard us say this before: vintage matters less than people and places. In Barolo, there has not been a genuinely disastrous...

Balanced Brawn

Aglianico must be counted as one of Italy's great red wine grapes, arguably next to Sangiovese and Nebbiolo in terms of raw potential,...

Tiny Dancers: Ballarin Cino

The Viberti family has long been known as "ballarin" or "dancers" to the people of Barolo, and their winery goes by this local nickname,...

Barolo Magic + Cantina del Pino

We don't often get very excited about half bottles, as they can be quite a bit more expensive, per ounce of liquid, than full bottles....

For the Cellar: Cantina del Pino 2016

We always look forward to new vintages from Cantina del Pino. They release Barbaresco a year later than most, so there's always a bit of...

Rosso @ Craft and Cru

Today we want to talk about rossi from Italy (spumante and fermo) and some American reds made from grapes you would otherwise almost...

Reversing Roles

When we think of California wine, our minds might first go to full-bodied reds. With Provence wine, we probably think of pale rosé. Today...