Paul Jaboulet Aîné Vertical Seminar with Caroline Frey

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Vertical Seminar with Caroline Frey 11

Earlier this week, Caroline Frey, owner and winemaker of Paul Jaboulet Aîné, spent a monumental three days with the Skurnik Wines team conducting the most comprehensive tastings this legendary property has ever done on US soil. Ten years ago, the Frey Family purchased this wine treasure of the Northern Rhône and lovingly invested tremendous resources to … Read More

Domaine Sigalas and the Magic of Santorini

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Paris Sigalas began Domaine Sigalas out of his home in 1991. By 1998, production had grown enough that a brand new winery was constructed in Oia, on the northern end of Santorini. Paris is widely considered to be the top producer on Santorini, and many call him the greatest producer of white wines in all … Read More

La Chapelle: A Beacon in the Rhone from Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle: A Beacon in the Rhone from Paul Jaboulet Aîné

As you walk through the winding streets of Tournon, it can seem like many quaint towns in France. Restaurants and cafes buzzing, rude drivers honking impatiently, stone churches announcing their glory with every ring of the bell. Such a place is experienced best at night, when the streetlights illuminate the old buildings, creating that oh … Read More

Mount Riley: A Family Winery in the Heart of Marlborough

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Marlborough is made up of a collection of valleys surrounding the city of Blenheim on the South Island of New Zealand. With lots of sunshine, diverse and well-draining stony soils, and diurnal temperature shifts, it is no wonder that Marlborough is the heart of New Zealand’s winegrowing area.  According to New Zealand Winegrowers, there are … Read More

Sip This! A Brief History of Rum

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Since the beginnings of nautical exploration, conquistadors, and piracy on the high seas, sugarcane and its sweet, spiced, intoxicating spirit have always been intimately tied to a rich, molasses-hued history. The boozy dram of which we speak was bought, traded, stolen and consumed by pirates, privateers, and navies alike. The American colonies were rum crazy. In … Read More

Champagne Doyard is a Master of Chardonnay

Champagne Doyard is a Master of Chardonnay

“Sophisticated and elegantly harmonious, Doyard’s wines number among the finest in the Côte des Blancs, demonstrating a remarkable personality and individuality. While they feel in keeping with the sensibilities of contemporary natural viticulture in their vitality and vinosity, there is nothing about them that is severe or aggressive—they do not lose sight of balance in … Read More

Terry Theise’s Greatest Champagnes of the Year

Terry Theise's Greatest Champagnes of the Year

Every year Terry Theise travels to Champagne and tastes over 150 wines with all 17 Growers in this portfolio.  Terry brings amazing focus and deliberation to each and every wine;  he tastes meditatively, taking meticulous notes on his impressions and the context and place that each wine speaks to. Terry’s viewpoint opens a door to … Read More

Michel Tete Beaujolais Returns to Skurnik

Michel Tete Beaujolais Returns to Skurnik

“I have had the Juliénas many times and it always makes me smile. It is infectiously joyous: bright, juicy, pure, earthy and spicy.” – Eric Asimov, The New York Times We are very excited to welcome Domaine du Clos du Fief back to the Skurnik family! Domaine du Clos du Fief  is run by our friend Michel Tête, … Read More

The Unique and Diverse Wine Regions of Argentina

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Argentina is home to some of the most underrated wineries in the world today. In the late 20th Century, as the Argentine wine industry focused on increasing their exports, the Malbec grape came to the forefront, producing great fruit in the high altitude wine regions of Argentina such as Lujan de Cuyo and the Uco Valley at … Read More

Italian Metodo Classico Sparkling Wines Hold Their Own

Italian Metodo Classico Sparkling Wines Hold Their Own

It’s not easy for sparkling wine producers to enter the Skurnik Wines portfolio. All of our wines are subject to a rigorous selection process, but the standards for sparkling wines are impossibly high. How could it be any other way? With estates like Vilmart, Egly-Ouriet, Gimonnet, and Pierre Péters as our standard bearers, makes entry for other … Read More