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. Six 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. 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 January 2017 we were joined by Amalie (rhymes with Somalia), another wine dork, but a way cooler one that Dan or Michael or Rob. She's the smiling face you see when you walk in the door and always has a bottle of wine open to taste.