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 so good it makes us want to re-work a producer’s entire ‘About’ section, an idea for an insta-story that evolves into a cult following, or photos that simply breathe life into our tastings and partners — we are thrilled to share with you a humble list of our most-loved posts in 2019.

Behold, one year of ideating, asking, listening, gushing, writing, photographing, and WordPress-ing.

(Very often, also, herding cats.)


From Spain
(The Ones With The Majestic Prose):
2010 La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva ‘Selección Especial’: A Legend in the Making

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


From Italy
(The Ones Rife With Old World History):

Alberico: The Legendary Wines of The Prince of Venosa!

Dreaming with Gini: Sandro’s Soave Secret


From France
(The Ones That Get Us Excited About The Next Generation of French Winemaking):

The Golden Age of French Wine is Now (Despite Threats of Tariffs!)

Joseph Colin: The Next Chapter of a Burgundian Legacy

History and Destiny: The First Releases of Meursault’s Pierre Girardin


From the USA
(The Ones That Share The Stories of New World Icons):

Meet the 2nd Generation of Four New World Icons: Kistler, Ramey, Turley, and Hirsch

“In His Own Words” The Arts and Crafts of Tyler’s Justin Willett

USA Summer Trip: The Legends Tour 2019


The Staff Picks:

Summer Ain’t Over Yet! Skurnik Staff Picks from Germany, Austria, & Champagne

Spirits Staff Picks: 7 Cocktails We’re Feeling for 2020 & Beyond!


The Ones With The Dreamy Photos:

A New Kind of Bottle Service

The Chu-Hai: Our Favorite Cocktail That You’ve Never Heard Of

Sake Isn’t Picky About Food (But It Does Have Favorites) – Sake and Food Pairing


The Ones From Our Tastings & Events:

2019 Grand Portfolio Tasting: Where It All Comes Together!

Booze & Bubbles: Meet the Men & Women Behind the Marques!

The 2019 Fall Spirits Exhibition

Bubbles 2019: Our NYC Fall Champagne Preview


The Ones That Weren’t Actually From 2019, But A Ton Of You Still Read:
Champagne Egly-Ouriet: Power and Elegance in Ambonnay

Some Like it Hot: The Surprising Elegance of Warm Sake

E. Pira – Chiara Boschis: Now A Family Affair!

Happy 2020!


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