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...

Overachieving: "Generic" Trocken

"Tim Fröhlich can surely lay claim to the world's most consistently overachieving generic Riesling bottlings of the past two decades." -...

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...

New Landron: Clos la Cariziere

That's Jo Landron, you've probably read about him here before. We really love his wines. I thought I knew about all of them, but I was...

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...

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...

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,...

Chardonized: Cheveau Sur le Mont

The wine pictured above is raised in stainless steel, but it has a creamy and spicy character that one might often associate with oak....

Summery Deal: Aosta Müller Thurgau

The Val d'Aosta is a high valley in the Italian Alps, very close to the French border. It is the smallest and least populous region in...

Focus: Huet Le Haut Lieu Sec 2019

There's no bigger name in the Loire than Domaine Huet. Every time I taste a bottle there is great anticipation, yet Huet has never let me...