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Let’s talk about Italy. Let’s talk about the old, undiscovered Italy that people think only existed 50 years ago: the pre-Internet Italy, the one you couldn’t possibly know without going there and getting a hot tip on a small, family …
[caption id="attachment_338084" align="alignright" width="275"] Dr Tiezzi as President of the Consortium of Brunello producers convinced the Italian government to accept the Rosso di Montalcino DOC. Here he is with the Vice Minister of Agriculture Mariotto Segni (L) and Senator Riccardo …
Each winter, the Italian portfolio has the great pleasure of offering our customers the new releases from Montalcino. This year, we are thrilled to bring you our lineup of 2011 Brunello and 2010 Brunello Riserva!  All of the great classic Skurnik imports are …
  Ferruccio Biondi Santi is widely credited for having “invented” Brunello, but very few people are aware that his first vineyard dedicated exclusively to “Sangioveto e Brunello,” planted in 1877, was not at his renown Il Greppo estate on the slopes …
"Despite its short history, Le Potazzine is universally regarded as one of Montalcino’s top dozen or so wineries. The estate is known for remarkably refined Brunellos that speak of vintage, place and grape variety with utmost precision." – Ian D'Agata “Le …
Before the town of Montalcino achieved the fame by which we now know it, a small group of 25 vignerons banded together to form a consortium that would eventually become an international symbol of the high quality of Tuscan (and …
“Podere Scopetone has come a long way since Loredana Tanganelli and Antonio Brandi took over the property a few years ago and began the process of untangling the effects of several years of neglect. With the help of consulting winemaker …
CROSS-PORTFOLIO POSTS BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS IN WINE, SPIRITS, & SAKE – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021 In the spirit of International Women's Day, we're highlighting 19 of Skurnik’s many esteemed female producers and proprietors across the world. THINGS WE’RE FEELING RIGHT NOW (JAN/FEB 2021) POUR …
It takes a good deal of bravado to leave a successful family business in Rome and venture into a life of winemaking in the Tuscan countryside. But Tommaso Squarcia has bravado to spare, and it shows in his deeply transporting Brunellos.   Tommaso wasn’t born into a winemaking family—his family owned a successful pharmacy …
Winemaker Filippo Paoletti, Carlo Baldi Lisini, Ludovica Lisini & Lorenzo Baldi Lisini. “Lisini is one of Montalcino’s historic, reference-point estates.”—Antonio Galloni, February 2015 “Boutique winery Lisini makes quintessential Brunellos that perfectly demonstrate their exclusively Sangiovese origins. Given the cult status and high …