On the news, in your social feeds, in your inbox, we’re all talking about COVID-19 and best practices to stay healthy and limit the spread of the virus. And we should be.

But I’m also thinking in particular about two groups close to my heart who will be deeply impacted: school children and hospitality industry employees. Below are ways HART & CRU is approaching health & safety and providing support for those who need us more than ever. 

-Kevin O. Hart

If You’re Staying Home

As much as we typically love to socialize, we support social distancing and self-quarantining when necessary. The Cru is offering free delivery on all wine orders inside the I-275 loop in Ohio and can drop off at your door. Your orders support our small business and the many small businesses who produce and distribute the juice you love.

If You Want to Help School Children

Many children across the U.S.—including at Rothenberg Preparatory Academy, an inner-city public school in Cincinnati for those who live in low-income housing—rely on school lunches. As schools close, parents who work hourly jobs are struggling to find childcare, too. Let’s help these kids get the nutrition they need.

Kevin has spoken with Rothenberg and will be accepting donations through the button below to provide healthy food at no charge to these children. HART & CRU will write a check to the school for 100% of the donations received.

If You Want to Support Local Restaurants & Employees

The latest recommendations are for small groups and limited gathering in public spaces. Many restaurants are serving food-to-go and need our support. Tipped and hourly employees (including lots of our dear friends) are already experiencing reduced income, and won’t receive support from proposed government subsidies. If you can, please still tip with your order. Below are a few ideas on how you can eat and drink to show the industry you care.



Local Pickup: Taglio

Recipe We LikeHomemade Pizza

Wine We Can Deliver :

  • Fratelli Alessandria, Barbera d'Alba (2018) : $25

  • G.D. Vajra, Barbera d'Alba (2017) : $30 



Local Pickup : Via Vite // Forno

Recipe We Like: Grandma’s Lasagna

Wine We Can Deliver :

  • Monte Bernardi "Retromarcia" 2017 : $25

  • Isole e Olena, Chianti Classico (2016) : $34



Local Pickup : Sacred Beast

Recipe We Like : Perfect Burger

Wine We Can Deliver :

  • Presqu'ile, Pinot Noir Santa Barbara (2018) : $25

  • Evening Land, Pinot Noir Seven Springs Eola-Amity Hills (2017) : $40

  • Hirsch Vineyards, San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (2016) : $70



Local Pickup : Fausto

Recipe We Like : Roasted Chicken

Wine We Can Deliver :

  • Domaine de la Grand'Cour (Jean Louis Dutraive), Brouilly (2018) : $40

  • Justin Dutraive, Fleurie La Madone (2018) : $45



Local Pickup : The Eagle

Recipe We Like : Crispy Fried Chicken

Wine We Can Deliver :

  • Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot, Bourgogne Aligoté (2018) : $24

  • Domaine Jaeger-Defaix, Rully 1er Rabource Blanc (2017) : $38

  • Domaine Chantal Lescure, Nuits-Saint-Georges Blanc Les Creux Fraîches Eaux (2015) : $90



Local Pickup : Abigail Street

Recipe We Like : Roasted Vegetable and White Bean Salad

Wine We Can Deliver :

  • Lieu Dit, Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez Valley (2017) : $25

  • Domaine Michel Vattan, Sancerre Cuvée Calcaire Blanc (2018) : $30

  • Venica & Venica, Sauvignon Ronco del Cero (2017) : $30



Local Pickup Goose & Elder

Recipe We Like : Steak and Brassicas

Wine We Can Deliver :

  • No Fine Print, Cabernet Sauvignon (2017) : $25

  • Matthiasson, Village Cabernet Sauvignon No.1 Napa Valley (NV) : $38

  • Ashes & Diamonds, Mountain Cuvée №1 Bates Ranch Santa Cruz Mountains (2016) : $120