Terry Theise Squawk Box: The 2014 Vintage in Germany

Two quotes are apropos. Some years ago Helmut Dönnhoff issued this little bon mot, which struck me as among the truest things I’ve heard said about wine. “If God were truly just, vintners could make each vintage twice.” And a few years later, Michi Moosbrugger at Schloss Gobelsburg said, (paraphrasing) “I’m less interested in good … Read More

2015 Grand Portfolio Tasting

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The 2015 Skurnik Wines Grand Portfolio Tasting was our biggest show yet! A record number of winemakers joined us in New York City to share their wines and meet with buyers from throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

January 2015 Tasting

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Our January tastings are a great chance to check in on the current releases from our beloved German and Austrian wines as well as new releases from Italy. The winemakers from Terry Theise’s portfolio flocked to Manhattan, and our Italian portfolio opened up a slew of amazing 2010 Brunellos.

The Barolo Boys Tasting

Skurnik Wines has been a proud supporter of the new wave of Barolo producers for many years. We’ve honor and pleasure to sell great wines by  Elio Altare , Chiara Boschis, Giorgio Rivetti, and wines imported by our partner Marc De Grazia,  among many others. These winemakers were the focus of the Barolo Boys movie … Read More

Spain Trip

Skurnik Company Trip to Spain (July 16-27, 2014) Spain is exciting in so many ways. Our fastest growing region in terms of sales, the treasures and diversity that is Spanish wine, are still only beginning to be discovered by the wine drinking public. Most wine consumers, or even wine professionals, when they think of Spain, … Read More

SPAIN: 2004 Gets Huge Scores!

SPAIN: 2004 Gets Huge Scores!

La Rioja Alta and Vega Sicilia score 96 and 97 points, respectively! The 2004 vintage is shaping up to be another legendary year. Palbo Alvarez of Vega Sicilia said: “2004 was a textbook vintage with perfect temperatures.” All that amiable weather and patience have been well worth the wait! Though we haven’t seen 2004 releases … Read More

Terry’s Squawk Box: The 2013 Vintage in Austria

No reason to be coy. For Riesling and Grüner Veltliner this is a classic vintage, a serious candidate for Greatness, and the best young crop I’ve tasted since the 1999s. They made me nostalgic, because I was carried back to the days of tasting those 90s vintages, at least the good ones, before everything got … Read More

New to Our Greek Portfolio: KIR-YIANNI!

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It is our distinct pleasure to welcome Kir-Yianni to the Michael Skurnik Wines family. We have long been admirers of their wines and we are both humbled and thrilled that we will have an opportunity to represent them. Kir-Yianni was founded in 1997 by Yiannis Boutaris, one of the leading figures of the Greek wine … Read More