News Archives: South Africa

8 Things We Drank While Working From Home This Month

8 Things We Drank While Working From Home This Month

Think of this as our monthly answer to, ’so what have you been into lately?’ — fresh updates from Portfolio Managers with unfiltered intel on why we’re drinking what we are. It’s the end of February. It’s cold. It’s COVID. We’re considering, here in New York, temperatures above 35 degrees to be somewhat tropical, a … Read More

Things We’re Feeling Right Now

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WHAT WE’RE DRINKING — SIMPLE AS THAT ‘Member when we made that promise to share more staff picks in 2021 since you loved our picks so much in 2020? (Oh you don’t? Awkward. See our ‘Top Posts of 2020’ here. It was superscript but who’s counting.) Here we are, elated to share with you beverages … Read More

Touring the Vineyards of David & Nadia Sadie

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Despite having only released six vintages, David and Nadia Sadie of David & Nadia Wines are beginning to be recognized as not only one of the Swartland’s most exciting new producers, but as one of its top producers – period. After years of praise from both Neal Martin of Vinous and Jancis Robinson, the couple … Read More

The Profiles of Chenin Series

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Throughout June we explored all aspects of Chenin with a remarkable group of growers who are all taking this noble variety to its maximum potential. Chenin is one of the most in vogue white grapes being grown around the world, with its qualitative epicenter found in the Loire Valley of France. Few white wines can … Read More

Exploring Swartland Terroir Through Chenin with Andrea & Chris Mullineux

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Skurnik Wines will be going live on Instagram with Andrea Mullineux on Tuesday, June 23rd to discuss her dry-farmed, terroir-focused examples of Chenin Blanc from the Swartland region of South Africa. While Chenin Blanc is the country’s most-widely planted grape variety, the sun-drenched vineyards of this region produce an expression of the grape that is … Read More

Embracing Value in the Southern Hemisphere

Embracing the Value of the Southern Hemisphere

While we continue to fight alongside our winemakers each and every day to reshape public perception of the Southern Hemisphere and afford them proper recognition for the terroir-driven wines they produce, the current health crisis we’re enduring here in New York City and around the world has us simply appreciative of the incredible values we … Read More

“Building A Legacy: The Skurnik Family Creates A Force In Wine”

"Building A Legacy: The Skurnik Family Creates A Force In Wine" - Market Watch 2

We are honored to be recognized on the cover of Market Watch to kick-off 2020.⁠ The full story highlights our Long Island beginnings, recent growth in distribution to include three new states, insights from the distribution and imports side of the business, and what’s on the horizon for our next 33 years in the biz. … Read More

Welcome to…

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In July 2019, we announced our acquisition of Vintner Select, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based fine wine distributor. With this acquisition, we have increased our direct wholesale distribution network to eight states, adding Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana to our existing stable of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and California. Established in 1989 by Gordon and Doris … Read More

2019 Grand Portfolio Tasting: Where It All Comes Together!

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It seems like our grand tasting gets even grander every year, which is why we’ve taken over the entire Met Pavilion. We wanted you to be able to explore all the sake, cider, wine, and spirits that we have to offer, in comfort. Our portfolio reaches every corner of the planet now, so we had … Read More