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. Eight years later our 'litte engine that could' pumps out thousands of boxes a year to Portland wine lovers and beyond.
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. All we really do is tell stories about the people we meet. The rest is just grape juice and future recycling.
Are we idealists? Probably.
In 2015, 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.
And in March 2017 we were joined by Yamile (yah-meal-ay) and then Tom in April 2018, more wine dorks, but way cooler ones than Dan or Michael or Rob. Theirs are the smiling faces you'll see when join us for a tasting, or pick up your loot.