There are no truths, only stories.
CorksCru was founded in 2011 by Dan, a certified wine dork, and Michael, a guy that believed Dan's stories. Five years later we're the 'litte engine that could' pumping lots of boxes out of our cute little 650sf bottle shop in NW Portland, Oregon.
We don't chase scores, we're our own worst critics, and we're proletariat retailers--Wine for the People!
Our favorite wineries are small and European. Mostly we work with the independent winemaker, the mom-n-pop shop, and the little guy. We don't sell brand names and we don't commoditize our products. Are we idealists? Probably.
Two years ago we were joined by Jane, another wine dork, but a way cooler one that Dan or Michael, and she's the smiling face that remembers your name when you walk in the door and always has a bottle of wine open to taste.
Last fall, Rob, the biggest and total wine dork of all of us, joined the Cru and tells all his friends in no uncertain terms that this is where they need to buy wine. Because we're all dorky and cool.