News Archives: France

January 2016 France, Austria, & Germany Tasting

January 2016 France, Austria, & Germany Tasting

Every January, Skurnik Wines hosts a trade tasting to present Terry Theise’s selections. Last week, winemakers from Germany and Austria previewed their 2014 wines for Skurnik’s local and national customers at City Winery. The tasting also featured Daniel Johnnes’s French selections, as well as two new additions to the Skurnik portfolio,  Paul Jaboulet Aîné and Paolo Scavino. We’d like to … Read More

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Vertical Seminar with Caroline Frey

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Vertical Seminar with Caroline Frey 11

Earlier this week, Caroline Frey, owner and winemaker of Paul Jaboulet Aîné, spent a monumental three days with the Skurnik Wines team conducting the most comprehensive tastings this legendary property has ever done on US soil. Ten years ago, the Frey Family purchased this wine treasure of the Northern Rhône and lovingly invested tremendous resources to … Read More

La Chapelle: A Beacon in the Rhone from Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle: A Beacon in the Rhone from Paul Jaboulet Aîné

As you walk through the winding streets of Tournon, it can seem like many quaint towns in France. Restaurants and cafes buzzing, rude drivers honking impatiently, stone churches announcing their glory with every ring of the bell. Such a place is experienced best at night, when the streetlights illuminate the old buildings, creating that oh … Read More

Champagne Doyard is a Master of Chardonnay

Champagne Doyard is a Master of Chardonnay

“Sophisticated and elegantly harmonious, Doyard’s wines number among the finest in the Côte des Blancs, demonstrating a remarkable personality and individuality. While they feel in keeping with the sensibilities of contemporary natural viticulture in their vitality and vinosity, there is nothing about them that is severe or aggressive—they do not lose sight of balance in … Read More