IT'S BACK!! Vajra Claré J.C. 2021

I might want a powerful Barolo on a cool rainy day like today, but for most of June, July and August, I would be much more likely to...

DVLCIVS EX ASPERIS: 2018 Oddero Barolo

Sometimes people ask if I have ideas about which wines will become far more valuable in the future. I do have those ideas, but the...

Old Vine Burgundy: Goisot Les Mazelots

If you're into Burgundy, you know that the world just can't get enough. Price and availability are going in opposite directions, and I...

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...

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...

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....

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...