The Fall Spirits Showcase on Skurnik’s 9th Floor

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Earlier this month we hosted a celebration of all things brown and boozy in a time and space tailor-made for such an occasion: Fall in New York on Skurnik’s very own 9th Floor. This walk-around tasting featured every seasonally-suitable spirit that we could fit within the walls of HQ, along with a sampling of recently-added

Pairing Food with Cider: A Fresh Take on Fall Flavors

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The air is crisp, the leaves are changing – folks we are in cider season. This past weekend we took home a few of our favorites to see how well they pair with food. The results were eye-opening (and delicious!) Cider is an oft-overlooked companion at the table, and pairs with a diverse range of

Georg Breuer: New Cellar, New Vineyards for Rheingau Superstar

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“I wish to produce wines that make the specific characteristics of their origin visible” – Bernhard Breuer Weingut Georg Breuer looks back on 130 years of history, beginning in 1880 when it was founded by the Hillebrand and Scholl families. Peter Breuer purchased the property in the early 20th century, passing it to his son

From Cup to Coupe: The Enticing Combination of Coffee & Spirits

From Cup to Coupe: The Enticing Combination of Coffee & Spirits

For as long as the human race has been ingenious enough to make beverages out of unlikely plants and strange-smelling ferments, coffee and alcohol have stood as the twin potable pillars of cultured society. Although coffee lives at the center of many a morning ritual, and spirits tend to dwell in the happy hours of

Fio: Everyday Avant-Garde

Fio: Everyday Avant-Garde

The name “Fio” means “thread” in Portuguese. This estate is a joint venture connecting two families: the Kettern family, who have been making wine in the Mosel for several hundred years, and the Niepoort family, led by Dirk Niepoort. The Niepoort name is famous in Portugal and now across the world for Dirk’s pioneering work

2021 Harvest Notes from France

2021 Harvest Notes from France 1

The last year or so has been a difficult one for us all. This has also been the case for our friends in France for what was an incredibly challenging growing season that is culminating with the 2021 harvest that is underway, almost a full month later than in 2020. Having just returned from a week