News Archives: Spain

Churchill’s: Port on a Human Scale

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We here at Skurnik pride ourselves on devotion to a certain Iberian fortified wine, so it only seems fitting that we now look up from the chalky knolls and Moorish courtyards of Jerez and turn our gaze northwest towards that other great fortified wine of the peninsula: port! We are proud to announce our partnership … Read More

2010 La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva ‘Selección Especial’: A Legend in the Making

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You have your vintages, and you have your vintages— those golden seasons when Bacchus seems to descend from Olympus to shower his especial blessing across much of old Europe indiscriminately; years where drawing overfine distinctions between Pomerol and Margaux, Volnay and Nuits, or Barolo and Barbaresco seems churlish; harvests where the sheer deliciousness of the … Read More

Clean Slate — the Galvanizing Godello of A Coroa

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We couldn’t be happier to announce the arrival of yet another stellar Galician collection—please welcome Adega A Coroa to Skurnik’s Spanish portfolio! This domaine, one of the key players in the appellation of Valdeorras, was founded in 1999 by the López Vicente family. After generations plying their trade as vine nurserymen, they saw that the … Read More

A Seven-Year-Old Eight-Year-Old Wine

A Seven-Year-Old Eight-Year-Old Wine

I know, I know…you’re supposed to drink the stuff at the height of its freshness. But remember the days when they used to say that about Muscadet? And then suddenly it became the ne plus ultra of cool to pour ten-year-old Clos des Briords by the glass? We should start by saying that this was not intentional. … Read More