FIND OUR JANCIS GLASSWARE CATALOGUE HERE.
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
(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!
(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
(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
(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
(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)
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!