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5218 Lawton Avenue
Oakland, CA 94114


Oliver McCrum Wines has been importing small production Italian wine and distributing to fine retail and restaurant establishes throughout California since 1994. Over time, our portfolio of producers has steadily grown to over 45 producers from 15 different regions of Italy. We look for typical Italian wines with clarity and freshness, usually made from indigenous Italian grape varieties using clean, transparent winemaking techniques and no obvious use of oak. 

Wine Links

Eric Asimov - one of the best wine journalists with an independant view of the world of wine and no reference to 'points'.

Italian Made - presented by the Italian Trade Commission, a very useful site for details about Italian wine (and food) appellations.

Producer Websites - links to all our producer's websites.

Randall Graham on Terroir

Sniff and Quaff - a wine blog by Michele Hèbert, a thoughtful wine writer out of Sacramento

Tom Hyland - Italian wine writer & educator

Wine Anorak - Jamie Goode's site is full of interesting articles, including some very authoritative writing about corks, screwcaps, and cork alternatives.

Wine Pages - An online wine magazine published by wine writer Tom Cannavan since 1995. 

Wine Stories - a wine blog written by an Italian photographer and wine writer who has profiled several of our wineries. Look for his posts about Ciro Picariello, Didier Gerbelle, Le Fraghe, and La Sibilla.