News Archives: Spain

Spring Staples: What We’re Reaching for as the Weather Warms

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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 SPRING. This year it feels like we’ve been anticipating the changing seasons more than ever before, and the feeling of positivity we would … Read More

When Legends Meet: ‘Encinas’ from Antoine Graillot and Raúl Pérez

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The Graillot name needs little introduction to fine-wine lovers in the United States, having been synonymous for many years with the absolute pinnacle of quality in Crozes-Hermitage. Less well-known on this side of the Atlantic is that the family also imports top domaines from around Europe into France. This arm of the business began with … Read More

9 Things We Would Have Loved to Pour for You At Our 2021 GPT

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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. Last year we kicked off the new decade with our 2020 Grand Portfolio Tastings, an inimitable series of events that we host, in any … Read More

7 Things We Would Have Loved to Pour for You At Our 2021 GPT

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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. Last year we kicked off the new decade with our 2020 Grand Portfolio Tastings, an inimitable series of events that we host, in any … Read More

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

Dominio de Anza: Introducing the Magnificent Bierzo of Diego Magaña!

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Native of Navarra and son of the pioneering Juan Magaña of the iconic Viña Magaña estate, Diego Magaña has rapidly consolidated his position since 2014 as one of northern Spain’s young stars. Though still at the reins of the family domaine, his personal projects in Bierzo and the Rioja Alavesa stand among the finest examples … Read More

Pour Yourself a (Jancis) Glass & Enjoy Our Top Posts of 2020

Pour Yourself a (Jancis) Glass & Enjoy Our Top Posts of 2019

FIND OUR JANCIS GLASSWARE CATALOGUE HERE. WHATTA YEAR. We at Skurnik are endlessly proud of our Portfolio Management team, who, among seemingly hundreds of other responsibilities, are frequent contributors to the blog and our social media presence (shameless plug: catch us on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter, if you don’t follow already…). Whether it’s an incredibly … Read More

Alvaredos-Hobbs: Paul Hobbs Turns to Galicia

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THE PROJECT In 2014, acclaimed vintner Paul Hobbs was introduced to Antonio López, a Galician-American with family roots in the tiny village of Alvaredos (population: 13 families) in the Ribeira Sacra. His family had owned vineyards there since the late 1800s, and his grandfather had painstakingly planted a new one in 1968—a cherished childhood memory … Read More