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The 2024 Brooklyn Spring Tasting

The 2024 Brooklyn Spring Tasting
  We celebrated our annual Brooklyn Spring Tasting on May 7th and welcomed dozens of producers from around the world to pour and discuss their exciting wines, spirits, and sakes.  The tasting featured appearances from some of our favorite local...

A Trip to the Finger Lakes

A Trip to the Finger Lakes
The itinerary included the vineyards of Hermann J. Wiemer, Ravines, and Apollo’s Praise, plus a stop at Finger Lakes Distilling.   Most regions with a continental climate enjoy four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Much of Upstate New York,...

Earth Day 2024: Remy Saves the Sea

Earth Day 2024: Remy Saves the Sea
Meet the father-daughter duo fighting plastic pollution with a special bottle of California rosé.   Remy Dorrance is not your average 13-year-old kid. She loves chasing bugs in the grass, surfing the Pacific, and ripping mountain bike trails with her...

A Celebration of Women in Wine & Spirits

A Celebration of Women in Wine & Spirits
This past March, we had the privilege of hosting a live panel and networking event to celebrate Women’s History Month. We explored the experiences, challenges, and triumphs of being a woman in the wine and spirits industry. The evening was...

Welcome to the Portfolio, Pray Tell!

Welcome to the Portfolio, Pray Tell!
Pray Tell is the solo project of Tom Caruso, a young Oregon-based winemaker who produces beautiful, organically grown, low-intervention wines.   Tom grew up in South Philadelphia to an Italian immigrant family. His childhood frequently featured scenes of making Merlot...

The 2024 NYC Grand Portfolio Tasting

The 2024 NYC Grand Portfolio Tasting
Every two years we bring winemakers, brewers, and distillers together under one roof for our Grand Portfolio Tasting. This tasting presents an exceptional opportunity to taste over 900 spirits, wines, sakes, and ciders while meeting the artisans behind the bottles....

Four Under-the-Radar Rosé Regions

Four Under-the-Radar Rosé Regions
We’ve traversed the globe in search of radiant rosés to brighten up the season. Explore Sicily, Greece, Basque Country, and FLX by their regional characteristics, with examples of producers and styles that we’re loving. While we do enjoy rosé throughout...

The Petite Portfolio Tasting: NYC 2023

The Petite Portfolio Tasting: NYC 2023
Nine tastings in nine cities in just four days! Our big event of the year took on a new form this 2023 with the launch of our Petite Portfolio Tasting(s)! Over 60 of our producers from all over the world...

How to Have the Perfect Raclette Party

How to Have the Perfect Raclette Party
There’s no quicker way to distract the entire Skurnik office than with that pungent, aromatic smell of melting cheese; trust us, we confirmed it with a photoshoot at our NYC headquarters. Raclette, for the unindoctrinated, refers to the both the...