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
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.
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
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
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
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
The good news is there are plenty of good wines, a decent number of outstanding wines and a small but significant number of superb wines. My job is to find them for you, and I did my job. But another part of my job is to build and maintain trust with you, and here I … Read More
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