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

Benchmark Biodynamic Burgundy: Domaine de l’Arlot


To fall in love with Burgundy is to resign oneself to a life of equal parts euphoria and edification. It is both an academic and hedonistic endeavor that may last a lifetime. Finding a domaine that produces wines capable of delivering consistent pleasure from their infancy in the barrel, to their 30 year anniversary, can … Read More

Tectonic Origins: A Glimpse Into Sta. Rita Hills

Tectonic Origins: A Glimpse Into Sta. Rita Hills 1

Navigating the intricacies of the American Viticultural Areas oftentimes feels like the work of politicians as much as it does that of cartographers, historians, or geologists. That is why, when gazing from above (go ahead, take a look), Sta. Rita Hills is so refreshing. It is all right there — cradled between two low mountain … Read More

Ignite Your Spirits!

Ignite Your Spirits!

Winter is always a time of recovery, resolution, hibernation, hunkering down, working hard, and for some of us, hard drinking. Whether you are looking for consolation or celebration in bottle form, what better than something with a little extra kick like overproof spirits? What is proof? Alcohol proof is a measure of the content of … Read More

Welcome Back to Skurnik: Le Potazzine

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Few estates in Montalcino can count an in-house enologist as an owner, but Giuseppe Gorelli of Le Potazzine is just that. Before founding his own estate, he worked as an enologist at the Consorzio del Brunello for 15 years with the great Giulio Gambelli, the man behind Le Pergole Torte and the 100% Sangiovese movement … Read More

Ordinary Pleasures with Terry Theise

Ordinary Pleasures with Terry Theise 2

“Beware of the esoteric pleasure; they will blunt your appreciation of the ordinary ones.” This quote by Anaïs Nin has been on my mind a lot. In the course of one’s career, you form a number of ideas that you build around. Big ideas that follow you or you follow. This is the most recent … Read More

Spirits of Passion: A Valentine’s Day Guide


Featured image: Shutterstock Today is the modern holiday of love, Valentine’s Day. While there may be mixed feelings about this holiday, we are here to make sure that whether you are celebrating or not, we all enjoy February 14th to the absolute fullest. For this special occasion let’s focus on the world of distillation. There … Read More



Volume 8: AMER SOUR 1 oz Grateaud ‘Bouquet de Borderies’ Cognac 1 oz Bigallet Amer China-China .75 oz simple syrup .75 oz fresh lemon juice egg white Rocks glass, lemon & cherry flag with grated nutmeg See more videos from our cocktail series here!

On Top of the World – Château de Pibarnon in Bandol


 “Château de Pibarnon is one of Bandol’s best estates.” -The Wine Spectator When thinking of the ideal for a domaine, the image conjured is one of a solitary estate, perched atop a hill, overlooking pastoral vineyards, humbly making world class wines vintage after vintage. It is an ideal that is increasingly rare in the world. … 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