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“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.

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

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

Whatta year. We at Skurnik are endlessly proud of our Brand 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 thoughtful yet approachable headline, a prose

The Diamond’s Edge: A Sojourn In Greece With Diamond Imports

The Diamond's Edge: A Sojourn In Greece With Diamond Imports 5

{Featured image: The breathtaking valley of Ghymno in the Nemea appellation} A week and a half before the mast in Greece—we must have been dreaming, but so the prospect stood. Ted Diamantis of Diamond Importers, the finest Greek portfolio in America and, naturally, Skurnik’s source, was taking us on a trip. “Eternally modern”, proclaims Greece’s

Skurnik Wines Welcomes Raúl Pérez to our National Imports Portfolio

Drive Fast, Take Chances: Two Days with Raúl Pérez 7

It is our distinct pleasure to announce that Skurnik Wines will now be the exclusive national importer for Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez,  La Vizcaína de Vinos and Castro Candaz. Raúl has long been a “friend of the house” and we are very excited to expand our partnership with him to cover the entire nation. We

Skurnik Goes to Italy 2016

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Italy… Home to more varieties of grapes and cheeses than any other country. Italy… Whose beauty has stunned the world since the counting of time. Italy… Where wine is as much a part of life as coffee and breathing! In July, we embarked on a journey through this remarkable country.  We wound our way from the

Three Days in Oaxaca

Three Days in Oaxaca

With agave distillates continuing to grow in popularity, mezcal in particular, adventurous spirit enthusiasts are traveling to Mexico at unprecedented rates. If you visit Oaxaca today, chances are strong you will bump into other mezcal connoisseurs and collectors – or perhaps even an educational agave tour group, like the ones led by Tequila Tours  or

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

Rhum Agricole: Guadeloupe & Martinique

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The Other 2% Rhum Agricole screams of place. Everything matters. From the type of water to the soil, from the varietal of sugercane to the unique farming practices, from the stills to the hands of people who shape this special spirit; the tradition of rhum production on Martinique and Guadalupe is purely French, with a

El Dorado Rum: A Taste of Demerara

El Dorado Rum: A Taste of Demerara 34

Getting there was a challenge – there were late night flights, unexpected layovers due to tropical storms, phones that fell to earth from two stories up – but when our little group of explorers finally arrived in Georgetown, Guyana to visit the world’s last Demerara distillery the trials of our journey melted away. We had