It’s April 10th, 2020, and the end of our fourth week working from home. Today we’re sharing how five of our Skurnik staff finished their days with life’s simplest pleasures: a couple dinners made with love and special wines that we can think of no better reason to open.
Reporting from five different ‘bunkers’ – four in New York, and one in California – Elizabeth, Shadia, Nicole, Max, & Matt share their wine picks from this week:
Loewen Longuicher Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett
It’s also a youthful and friendly, with only a little kiss of sweetness—just enough to balance the heat from the New Mexico hatch green chile. 😋
Barbaresco, Borgogno Serio & Battista 2016
I also can’t help but think of the Borgogno family when I drink these wines. Such dear, lovely people, they are the epitome of “salt of the earth.” I feel so fortunate to be able to celebrate their life’s work with every delicious sip.
Alzinger Dürnsteiner Federspiel Wachau Riesling
Cherry or early plum-scented with medium body that feels denser than you’d expect from the aromatics, and a mustard green snap spice on the finish. Leo’s wines are so delicate, but not for a lack of substance. There’s texture, great acidity, and notes of pear and lime zest linger hauntingly after each sip.
The almost tactile density of the briny old-vine yellow and green fruit is perfectly leavened with Atlantic acidity, and paired with these sea creatures is startlingly transportive to a different time and place…
Loewen Estate Riesling 2018