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Back to the Future of Soave (and Valpolicella)!

Back to the Future of Soave (and Valpolicella)!

What if we told you that we have a wine in stock that’s made entirely with grapes from organically-farmed 120+-year-old prephylloxera vines planted in volcanic soil, and that it’s widely considered one of Italy’s best wines year in and year out? Would your mind stray perhaps to Etna or the high volcanic hills of Campania?

Introducing Champagne Philippe Glavier!

Introducing Champagne Philippe Glavier! 1

Philippe and Véronique Glavier manage this small (4.5Ha) estate in the village of Cramant. This is a family-run domaine; Philippe who studied in Avize, works the vineyards and cellar while Véronique manages the business. Véronique is the 12th generation of winegrowers in Monthelon, and as she was growing up she was categorically certain of one

Arlaud’s 2016 Vintage: A Triumph in Times of Trouble


It was the evening of Friday, May 27th, 2016, and for the 5th straight day, rain was pouring down on the vineyards of Burgundy. After a devastating frost in April that dropped the potential volume of the vintage by at least 50%, the remaining vines were now drowning. Cyprien Arlaud, of Domaine Arlaud in Morey

The Bitter and the Sweet Side of Liqueurs: A Long-Lived Tipple

The Bitter and the Sweet Side of Liqueurs: A Long-Lived Tipple 9

There are many confusing categories under the broad “spirits” umbrella: amari versus bitter, bourbon versus whisk(e)y, rum versus rhum… the list goes on. One category, however, particularly garners much debate: liqueur.  The category is confusing, with good reason. There are several distinctly different types: crème liqueurs, cream liqueurs, amari (bitter after-dinner drinks) and aperitifs (pre-dinner

I’m Not A Player – I Just Slush A Lot

I'm Not A Player - I Just Slush A Lot 4

Last summer, in our post “Boozy Popsicles and Blended Drinks”, we explored options for beating the heat with a variety of ice-cold cocktails. Now, as the season’s inaugural beads of sweat form on our brows, we thought it appropriate to roll up our sleeves once more, crank up that AC, and look at some options

Save Some Booze for the Sauce

Save Some Booze for the Sauce

For better or worse (mostly better), fermentation and the consumption of potable alcohol is one of the human race’s defining characteristics.  Since its discovery, alcohol has been used in, and enjoyed alongside, food for its organoleptic and intoxicating properties.  Throughout the world, drinks are a part of the meal… despite not actually being food.  We

Introducing Mouzon-Leroux: Rising Star in Verzy

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We’re very pleased to announce our partnership with Sébastien Mouzon, from Mouzon-Leroux; Skurnik Wines is now the exclusive importer for these outstanding champagnes in all 50 states. These are some of the most exciting wines we’ve tasted in a very long time –  pure expressions of Verzy Grand Cru, one of the most interesting and