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 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 2020.

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

Very often, also, herding cats.

Germany, Austria, & Champagne:

(The Ones Rife With Vintage-Specific Detail — Get Excited For The 2019ers!)

The 2019 Germany Vintage Report

The 2019 Austria Vintage Report

Champagne’s Spécial Club: New Releases from Outstanding Growers

France:

(The Ones That Allowed Us To Hear Directly From French Growers)

TERROIR TALK: Pierre-Yves Colin (PYCM) on the 2018 Vintage, St. Aubin, & Pernand-Vergelesses

TERROIR TALK: Thierry Pillot of Domaine Paul Pillot

TERROIR TALK: Dominique Lafon on Trailblazing the Mâconnais

The Full Profiles of Chenin Series – Interviews with Thibaud Boudignon, Jacky & Jean-Philippe Blot, Xavier Weisskopf, & Andrea Mullineux

FIND MORE INTERVIEWS & VIDEOS FROM OUR FRENCH GROWERS HERE!

Italy:

(The Ones That Truly Transport Us In Their Detail of Italian Winemaking & History)

ARPEPE: The New Dawn of Nebbiolo from Valtellina

Scopetone and the Original Terroir of Brunello: Scarnacuoia

Tour the Vineyards of Sottimano with Andrea

Spain:

(The Ones With The Majestic Prose)

Pathbreaking Perspectives on Vinho Verde: ‘Muros Antigos’ from Anselmo Mendes

Alvaredos-Hobbs: Paul Hobbs Turns to Galicia

Anza: the Fresh Face of Rioja from Diego Magaña

JAPAN:

(The Ones That Shed Light On the Depth & Application of Japanese Sake, Shochu, & Whisky)

An In-Depth Shochu Seminar with the ‘Young Guns of Miyazaki’

The Old Ways: Bodaimoto, Kimoto, & Yamahai 

Resilience in the Face of Adversity: The First 500 Years of Kenbishi Brewery

SPIRITS:

(The Ones That Changed The Way You & I Think About Booze)

How to Navigate Our Grand Portfolio Tasting As A Spirits Buyer

Rum Roundup: 7 Skurnik Selections and The Case for Terroir in Spirits

Our Sustainability in Spirits Series (which starts with Square One Vodka)

Germany, Austria, & Champagne:

(The Ones That Changed The Way You & I Think About Booze)

All Of Us:

(The Ones With The Staff Picks)

5 Things We Drank While Working From Home This Week (Week Four)

5 Things We Drank While Working From Home This Week (Week Six)

5 Things We Drank While Working From Home This Week (Week Eight)

5 Things We Drank While Working From Home This Week (Week Ten)

WE LOVED SHARING THESE SO MUCH THAT WE’RE SHARING MONTHLY PICKS THROUGHOUT 2021!

Memories from Our One Pre-COVID Tastings in 2020:

Welcome to The Roaring 20s: Our 2020 Grand Portfolio Tasting – NYC

Welcome to The Roaring 20s: Our 2020 Grand Portfolio Tasting – Cincinnati


Cheers to surviving 2020!