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...

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...

B & B: Baguettes + Bourgogne

Long awaited baguettes return to Craft and Cru tomorrow. As before, we'll have Steel & Rye's superb baguettes in the house every...

Zoom Tasting: Vins de la Famille Hubert

Don't expect to find a lot of organic farming in Bordeaux, it's just not there. The region is dominated by big names and big commerce,...

Morgon So Fine: Burgaud Grands Cras

We always buy lots of Jean-Marc Burgaud. Year in and year out, his wines are not just some of the best in Beaujolais, but some of the...

L'Eleganza: Tenuta di Carleone

We love Sangiovese, in particular Sangiovese from Chianti Classico. There's just nothing else like these wines, That being said, between...

Picture Perfect Pinot: Johan Estate

Though a select group of wines have left indelible idealized marks on my memory, I don't think of them as "perfect". The idea that a wine...

Looking Forward: Le Piane Boca 2016

We talk about Le Piane often. New arrivals from this winery are quite simply exciting, and a new vintage of their flagship Boca is a...

Barbera Alert System ACT!VATED!!!

The picture of grapes above were found here, where you'll also find an interesting translation of an old description Barbera ... ... but...

Balanced Brawn: Grifalco Damaschito 2016

The 2015 Grifalco Damaschito was one of our most popular offers last year. Grifalco's wines go from strength to strength, and the 2016...

Woof

Arf! What's going on? I kinda prefer this weather to the heat wave, so I dunno why I'm barking... it's just a little shocking. The cool...

Surprise! More Clos de la Roilette 2019!

Clos de la Roilette is an iconic Beaujolais and it has a rabid following. It is one of the few wines of the region that is allocated. I...

Return of the Jedi: Claré J.C. 2020

... did I say jedi? I think I meant nebi... nebbiolo... Vajra's Claré J.C. does seem to have some mind tricks up its sleeve... is it red,...