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Marne Royalty: A History of Gaston Chiquet

Marne Royalty: A History of Gaston Chiquet
Eight generations have passed since Nicolas Chiquet planted his first vine in 1746. During that time, the Chiquet family founded multiple Domaines, helped create the Spécial Club, and became famous for their unique Blanc de Blancs D’Aÿ. Today, Gaston Chiquet...

The 2020 France Vintage Report

The 2020 France Vintage Report
Consumers can expect the wines of a lifetime for many of the top growers in France in 2020, and with the devastatingly small 2021s on the horizon, it is a vintage that fans of balanced, elegant wines should find ample...

Cider from the Finger Lakes: NY’s Other Big Apple

Cider from the Finger Lakes: NY’s Other Big Apple
The Finger Lakes in New York has become a leading region for craft cider, owing to its unique terroir of glacial soils and climate moderating lakes. Even more important are the growers themselves. These aren’t the sweetened, flavored ‘hard’ ciders...

2022 Harvest Notes from France

2022 Harvest Notes from France
The ongoing 2022 harvest in France is turning into a remarkable story. After three consecutive years of mother nature throwing every possible challenge at our growers (in the form of frost, hail, drought and more), a generally frost-free 2022 Spring...

Grüner in Penn – Galen & Sarah Troxell on Galen Glen

Grüner in Penn – Galen & Sarah Troxell on Galen Glen
Skurnik Wines welcomes our first Pennsylvania winery, Galen Glen Winery, to the American Portfolio! Galen and Sarah established Galen Glen in 1995 when they purchased the Troxell Farm from Galen’s father. At that time Galen was a mechanical engineer and...