American Winemaker Video Series: Ehren Jordan

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Celebrated for a career that has traversed varieties and styles, appellations and countries, Ehren Jordan is a high-wire act. He has deftly tightroped between power and elegance, always quietly testifying to the unshakeable tenets of great wine: it is of a place and time, and it cannot be manufactured, only ushered forth. Ehren’s devotion is … Read More

Introducing Our Japanese Portfolio!

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Here at Skurnik Wines and Spirits we are very excited to expand our horizons into the wide world of Japanese sake and spirits! Japanese whiskey in particular has deservedly received a lot of attention in the past few years as some of the finest on the planet. The vast world of sake brewing covers the … Read More

Skurnik Wines West Road Trip!

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In June we hit the road in California to properly introduce ourselves with a series of tastings in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. These events combined the 2017 Terry Theise June Tour + the complete Skurnik Wines West Portfolio. We hope everyone who attended had as much fun as we did! TERRY THEISE … Read More

American Winemaker Video Series: Tegan Passalacqua

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The heritage of California wine unfurls across its benchlands as an encyclopedic array of gnarly old vines. They tell the stories of pioneering immigrants – and, in turn, the stories of their homelands. They quietly stand, many in plain sight, speaking of terroir in a time before appellations. Few winemakers have been as adamant in … Read More

Summertime Cocktails: A Boozy Beach Day Guide

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Barefoot walks on the beach, bicycle rides to the ice cream shop, and late nights on seaside porches are nearly upon us. After a Spring filled with unpredictable temperature swings and consistently heavy rains, we at Skurnik Wines and Spirits are extremely excited for what we expect to be another amazing summer. As always, we have … Read More

Rocca di Montegrossi: Benchmark Chianti Classico

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“Despite being located in one of the very best areas in Chianti Classico & boasting a superb track record, Rocca di Montegrossi remains one of the most under-the-radar estates in Chianti Classico, and Italy, for that matter. Proprietor Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi crafts deep, powerful wines that capture the essence of Monti, a sub-zone of Gaiole that has long … Read More

American Winemaker Video Series: David Ramey

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Few winemakers have been as formative in establishing the modern voice of California wine as David Ramey. He teaches us that a great winemaker is an orchestra conductor – a sedulous student of terroir, a loyal and reverent interpreter of the masterful works of nature. As with many of his peers, David’s trajectory toward a … Read More

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

Jacky Blot: The Maestro of Montlouis

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“Jacky Blot’ has been instrumental in taking Montlouis out of Vouvray’s shadow and establishing for it a reputation of its own. Much of what he has done appears old hat today, but it was revolutionary at the time: organic viticulture, hand harvests, wild yeasts, barrel fermentations and no malolactic conversions” –Vinous Media The future of … Read More