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ARPEPE 2013 Riservas: The Making of a Legend

ARPEPE 2013 Riservas: The Making of a Legend
The decision is not taken lightly, as the Pelizzatti-Perego siblings wrestle with the knowledge that their wines must live up to their forebears’ standards: Did the season find a balance between sunshine and rain? Did disease or hail take a...

Scopetone and the Original Terroir of Brunello: Scarnacuoia

Scopetone and the Original Terroir of Brunello: Scarnacuoia
  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...

Introducing Ca’ d’Gal to Skurnik Wines West!

Introducing Ca’ d’Gal to Skurnik Wines West!
Ca’ d’Gal’s high-elevation, sandy limestone vineyards produce a Moscato d’Asti of uncommon elegance and drinkability! The Boido family is now the fourth-generation to run this gem of an estate with just 12 hectares under vine and a production of about...

Introducing Ca’ D’Gal, Pomona, & Carlo Giacosa!

Introducing Ca’ D’Gal, Pomona, & Carlo Giacosa!
Carlo Giacosa & daughter Marie Grazia (2nd & 3rd generation). In addition to the exciting news that ARPEPE has joined the Skurnik portfolio, we are launching three new exciting Italian wineries this fall! Ca’ d’Gal Ca’ d’Gal’s high-elevation, sandy limestone...

ARPEPE: The New Dawn of Nebbiolo from Valtellina

ARPEPE: The New Dawn of Nebbiolo from Valtellina
In 1973, a good century’s worth of quality family winemaking in Valtellina nearly all went up in smoke. Guido Pelizzatti, owner of the Arturo Pelizzatti estate, was diagnosed with cancer. Guido was father to four kids, but his son Arturo was the only one who followed him into the family business. Without consensus among Guido’s heirs, the Pelizzattis were forced to divide their fifty hectares of vineyards...

Pink Perennials: 5 Rosés to Drink Now & Into the Fall

Pink Perennials: 5 Rosés to Drink Now & Into the Fall
‘Rosé Season’ is a quintessential occasion to celebrate sunny, summer days, and the opportunities they bring to share a bottle (or more) of this fresh favorite with our friends and loved ones. As we’re now amid some of the hottest...