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HART & CRU is a consulting service that brings artisanal wines to avid drinkers through special events, wine tastings, cellar offerings, and wine classes.

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NADA FIORENZO

Kevin Hart

When we talk about humility in winemakers, the family behind Nada Fiorenzo is the textbook definition. Based in Barbaresco, located in a sea of vineyards (halfway up a little hill and down a dirt driveway, the family dog will greet you at your car), this gorgeous estate is making beautiful wine.  

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DOMAINE DU VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE

Kevin Hart

A Humble Beginning in 1898. Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe is almost synonymous with Châteauneuf-du-Pape (meaning “new home of the Pope”). The Brunier family behind this domaine has been making wine in the Southern Rhône for more than 100 years.

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JEAN-LOUIS DUTRAIVE

Kevin Hart

The Skill and Charm of Jean-Louis. In addition to knowing how to expertly handle Gamay, Jean-Louis has a reputation for being a charismatic and affable personality in Beaujolais, with a never-ending supply of sausages and nibbles for passersby. His estate is just a short walk from the center of town.  

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HUBERT LIGNIER

Kevin Hart

HUBERT LIGNIER is one of these OG producers in a region that can be insanely difficult to navigate buying. Great Burgundy is something I cherish and once you start drinking Pinot Noirs like these, it really changes the way you look at the varietal.

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ISOLE E OLENA : Paolo De Marchi

Kevin Hart

Meet “The Dean of Chianti.” Paolo De Marchi, the owner and winemaker of the famed Isole e Olena estate in Tuscany, is the ultimate student of the vine. He earned his nickname the old-fashioned way, through years of research into vine-density planting and discovery of topsoils throughout the region.

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