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East Meets West: Terry Theise Fall DI & Japanese Portfolio Debut

East Meets West: Terry Theise Fall DI & Japanese Portfolio Debut

On Tuesday, June 13th, we had a strong cast of visiting wine growers to guide you through the journey; almost thirty of our favorite growers attended. The 2016 harvest in both Germany and Austria provided delicious, compelling wines from a classic vintage. Terry’s selection of 2016ers bring balanced, elegant and transparent wines from Auersthal to … Read More

2017 Grand Portfolio Tasting

2017 Grand Portfolio Tasting

2017 marks our 30th year in business and we honored this special occasion by hosting our biggest tasting ever! It’s downright inspiring to think about just how far the American wine drinking community has come in these three decades. Our first supplier joined our ranks because we were willing to stock their rosé year-round when … Read More

30th Anniversary American Wine Tasting

30th Anniversary American Wine Tasting

Skurnik Wines began in 1987 (as Michael Skurnik Wines) with a portfolio of just six small California wineries. Thirty years later, in addition to today’s diverse, globe-spanning portfolio of wines and spirits, we proudly offer for sale selections from nearly one hundred American wineries. On January 24th, 2017 we celebrated our 30th anniversary by revisiting our … Read More

January 2017 Theise Portfolio Tasting

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for tasting with Terry & the Theiselings, it was a smashing success! We had our top producers and Terry Theise himself, pouring outstanding wines from the 2015 vintage and giving us a preview of the 2016ers. Cornelius Dönnhoff, Johannes Hirsch, Heidi Schröck, Andreas Spreitzer, Andreas Huetwöhl (von Winning), … Read More

Fall Fizz Festival

Skurnik Bubbles Tasting

Thank you to everyone who attended our Fall Fizz Festival! We happily popped every bottle of SPARKLING WINE that we import and distribute. There were bottles of vintage Champagne, Franciacorta, Cava, Conca, Sekt, Pétillant, Pet-Nats, Sablé, Crémant, Vin Mousseux… basically anything and everything with bubbles! We also proudly debuted two new portfolios: Little Peacock and … Read More

The Ninth Floor: A Spirited Tasting & After-Party!

The Ninth Floor: A Spirited Tasting & After-Party! 2

Over the past years, we have all grown: the portfolio, our extended family of suppliers, our dedicated team, our unwavering customers, and their loyal patrons. The industry as a whole has come a long way, as shown by the increasing interest in championing the little guy, brand and bar alike. Four years ago, almost to … Read More

June 2016 Theise Tasting

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A big thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2016 Terry Theise Fall DI Tasting at Tribeca Grill! The 2015 vintage is shaping up to be a real stunner in both Germany and Austria.  2015 offers wines of generosity and easy pleasures. We truly hope you enjoyed sampling over two hundred Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners with all … Read More

2016 Grand Portfolio Tasting

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On Tuesday, March 8th, Skurnik Wines hosted our annual Grand Portfolio Tasting at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.  Over 150 wineries joined us to present their new releases to customers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and beyond. It was our great pleasure to share these wines with all who attended, and we look forward to doing it … Read More

January 2016 France, Austria, & Germany Tasting

January 2016 France, Austria, & Germany Tasting

Every January, Skurnik Wines hosts a trade tasting to present Terry Theise’s selections. Last week, winemakers from Germany and Austria previewed their 2014 wines for Skurnik’s local and national customers at City Winery. The tasting also featured Daniel Johnnes’s French selections, as well as two new additions to the Skurnik portfolio,  Paul Jaboulet Aîné and Paolo Scavino. We’d like to … Read More