News Archives: Italy

Gini: Family & Tradition in Soave

Gini: Family & Tradition in Soave

The Gini family has roots in the Soave Classico region dating from the sixteenth century, and owns 25 hectares of vineyards situated on the very best hillside position of the appellation. Extremely low yields, low-interference viticulture, and devoted attention to the expression of the particular crus results in wines that are not only among the

Paolo Scavino: Barolo is the Family Business

Paolo Scavino: Barolo is the Family Business 1

Part I: Paolo Scavino: Tradition in the Heart of Castiglione Falletto Part II: Paolo Scavino: A Passion for Terroir The most remarkable thing about Enrico Scavino is that even today, this man ever longs to make better Barolo. Decades at the helm of his family estate, founded in 1921, have already proven him a leader in the

Three Days in the Langhe

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The vines that ensconce the hills of Italy’s Langhe region, deep in the heart of Piedmont, produce some of the world’s most incredible and age-worthy wines. The view from one of these hills encompasses a panorama of towns topped with medieval churches and clocktowers, underscored by rows of vines stretching as far as the eye can see. Over

Undiscovered Italy: The Classic Brunello of Enzo Tiezzi

Undiscovered Italy: The Classic Brunello of Enzo Tiezzi 3

Let’s talk about Italy. Let’s talk about the old, undiscovered Italy that people think only existed 50 years ago: the pre-Internet Italy, the one you couldn’t possibly know without going there and getting a hot tip on a small, family winery from a friend of a friend. As it turns out, this Italy is still

Terenzuola: Where the Alps and the Mediterranean Meet

Terenzuola: Where the Alps and the Mediterranean Meet 1

At once both Tuscan and Ligurian, the wines of Terenzuola reflect the duality of their terroir. The vineyards face the Mediterranean, which provides warm sun and cool breezes, but also find themselves in the Apuan Alps (a subzone of the Apennine mountain chain), which provide freshness and complexity. The resulting wines dance on the palate with

Terre Nere: An Eruption of Elegance from Etna

Terre Nere: An Eruption of Elegance from Etna 9

Etna is erupting. On December 3rd 2015, that was the word from Sicily. To most people outside of the wine world, this would be alarming news, accompanied by visions of ash flying through the sky and lava slowly snaking down the mountain, destroying everything in its path. The pictures from this most recent eruption were spectacular

2016 Skurnik Wines Montalcino DI

2016 Skurnik Wines Montalcino DI

Each winter, the Italian portfolio has the great pleasure of offering our customers the new releases from Montalcino. This year, we are thrilled to bring you our lineup of 2011 Brunello and 2010 Brunello Riserva!  All of the great classic Skurnik imports are on offer, including Siro Pacenti, La Colombina, Mocali, Tiezzi, and Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. Relatively new

Italian Metodo Classico Sparkling Wines Hold Their Own

Italian Metodo Classico Sparkling Wines Hold Their Own

It’s not easy for sparkling wine producers to enter the Skurnik Wines portfolio. All of our wines are subject to a rigorous selection process, but the standards for sparkling wines are impossibly high. How could it be any other way? With estates like Vilmart, Egly-Ouriet, Gimonnet, and Pierre Péters as our standard bearers, makes entry for other

The Barolo Boys Tasting

Skurnik Wines has been a proud supporter of the new wave of Barolo producers for many years. We’ve honor and pleasure to sell great wines by  Elio Altare , Chiara Boschis, Giorgio Rivetti, and wines imported by our partner Marc De Grazia,  among many others. These winemakers were the focus of the Barolo Boys movie