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.
Albariño Rías Baixas ‘A Cruz das Ánimas’, Atalier by Raúl Pérez
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