Pour Yourself a (Jancis) Glass & Enjoy Our Top Posts of 2021

Festive & Functional: Explore Stunning Glassware from Jancis Robinson & Richard Brendon 6

FIND OUR JANCIS GLASSWARE CATALOGUE HERE.


WHATTA YEAR.

(It’s funny, because every year we start this post with the same, bolded, ‘WHATTA YEAR’, and each year it feels more uniquely appropriate?)


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 post that evolves into a cult series, 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 2021.

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

Very often, also, herding cats.

USA:

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

Welcome to the Sparkling Wine Revolution— An Interview with Dan Person of CARBONISTE

JAX – The Quintessential Small, Family Winery of the Napa Valley

LOOK FORWARD TO MORE WINEMAKER INTERVIEWS IN 2022!

Italy:

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

Pomona – The Goldilocks Terroir of Castellina in Chianti

Bisci of Matelica: Where Verdicchio Meets the Mountains of Le Marche

France:

(The Ones That Obsessed About Every Detail: from Vintage, to Region, to History, & Terroir)

April Frost in France: A Full Report on the Current Conditions from our Growers

Joseph Colin Breaks Down St. Aubin, the 2019 Vintage, Climate Change, & Non-Intervention from Bud-to-Bottle

Charlène & Laurent on the History of Domaine Pinson, Working as a Daughter-Father Duo, Climate Change, and the 2018 & ’19 Vintages

FIND MORE INTERVIEWS & VIDEOS FROM OUR FRENCH GROWERS HERE!

Germany, Austria, & Champagne:

(The Ones That Told Us ‘What’s New’ in Germany, Austria, & Champagne)

Producer and Place: Champagne Today

400 Years of History & Innovation – Introducing World-Class Dry Riesling from Dr. Bürklin-Wolf

 Fio: Everyday Avant-Garde

BONUS: THE 2020 AUSTRIA VINTAGE REPORT & GERMANY VINTAGE REPORT

JAPAN:

(The Ones That Made Us Excited About Every Application and Innovation Happening in Japan & Beyond)

A Complete, 8-Item Set to Start Up or Refresh Your Sake Section

Japanese Traditions, American Innovations: Brooklyn Kura Leads the Burgeoning American Sake Scene

Spain:

(The Ones With The Majestic Prose)

Pairing Food with Cider: A Fresh Take on Fall Flavors

Dominio de Anza: Introducing the Magnificent Bierzo of Diego Magaña!

When Legends Meet: ‘Encinas’ from Antoine Graillot and Raúl Pérez

WORLD:

(The Ones That Expand Our Horizons to New Corners of the Globe)

Introducing Zorah: Ethereal Offerings from the Armenian Mountains

SPIRITS:

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

Reel Cocktails: Academy Award Snubs

Pairing Candy with Cocktails: Spooky Edition!

Qualität Schafft Freundschaft: 20 Years of Partnership with Hans Reisetbauer

ALL OF US:

(The Ones With The Staff Picks)

9 Things We Would Have Loved to Pour for You At Our 2021 GPT

Breaking Down Barriers in Wine, Spirits, & Sake – International Women’s Day 2021

Staff Picks for Summer – Magnum Edition!

YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO MORE MONTHLY PICKS THROUGHOUT 2022!

ON DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN THE INDUSTRY:

(The Ones That Made Us Better)

August 11th Seminar with Andy Shallal

May 19th Seminar with Julia Coney

IN-PERSON TASTINGS:

(The Ones That Made Us Relive the Magic)

The Fall Spirits Showcase on Skurnik’s 9th Floor


Cheers to surviving 2021!