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Gins Aplenty at Skurnik Wines!

Gins Aplenty at Skurnik Wines!

While there is never a wrong time to enjoy gin – that bright, refreshingly piney, clear spirit – we do think that spring and summer are an especially right time to enjoy this long-lived and historically exciting spirit.  Rife with stories from the terrible 18th-century gin craze called “the mother’s ruin” and followed by the … Read More

Hanzell Vineyards: Timeless Expression of Sonoma

Hanzell Vineyards: Timeless Expression of Sonoma 5

In 1953, James D. Zellerbach returned from his tenure as the Ambassador to Italy under the Truman administration with one goal in mind – to plant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in California. While abroad, he spent extensive time traveling through Burgundy which ignited his love for their famed grape varieties. He planted three acres each … Read More

What It’s Not: An Exercise in Blind Tasting

What It's Not: An Exercise in Blind Tasting 3

In this classroom-style seminar our Skurnik Spirits team shared best practices for tasting spirits before putting our deductive sipping skills to the test. Gabriel Clary of Skurnik’s esteemed Terry Theise Portfolio shared tasting techniques from the world of wine, and armed with this perspective, we blind tasted a variety of spirits before discussing their identity. By … Read More