News Archives: Italy

Introducing Ca’ d’Gal to Skurnik Wines West!

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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 8000 cases per year. Care to know who else loves this wine? Antoine Graillot, son

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

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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 vineyards produce a Moscato d’Asti of uncommon elegance and drinkability! The Boido family is now

Enzo Tiezzi of Montalcino: He Wrote the Book on Brunello (and Rosso)!

Enzo Tiezzi of Montalcino: He Wrote the Book on Brunello (and Rosso)!

In 1978, Enzo Tiezzi looked into a glass of Brunello and saw the future! He had been the full-time director for the Col d’Orcia estate in Montalcino since 1973 and was studying at night for a degree in enology. His graduate thesis, which earned him his Dottore title, Brunello di Montalcino and Its Prospective Future,

ARPEPE: The New Dawn of Nebbiolo from Valtellina

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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 and sell their cellars and successful Valtellina brand; a brand which had been founded by

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

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‘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 days of the year, we’re really savoring pink potables of all styles, from bright and

Pink Perennials: 6 Rosés to Drink Now & Into the Fall

Summer Ain't Over Yet! 6 Transitional Rosés from Around the World 2

‘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 days of the year, we’re really savoring pink potables of all styles, from bright and

Montalcino’s Castello Tricerchi: The Rebirth of an Ancient Dynasty

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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 in Rome. They also happened to own a 600-year-old castle outside of Montalcino, passed down over seventeen generations. While the family