2019 Harvest Notes from Our Friends in France

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2019 has been a rollercoaster for our some of our favorite producers in France, as Mother Nature has again thrown the proverbial kitchen sink at them this growing season. This year extreme weather has been the norm. Spring frost has now become an annual danger, hitting once again, though not as severely as years past. … Read More

Dreaming with Gini: Sandro’s Soave Secret

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Pictured above is a view of the La Frosca cru vineyard in Soave Classico, with Contrada Salvarenza in its center. Gini should be no stranger to clients and salespeople of Skurnik— Michael and Harmon have been promoting these wines since the 1990s. This wasn’t always so— before Sandro and Claudio Gini met Marc de Grazia, … Read More

USA Summer Trip: The Legends Tour 2019

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Skurnik Wines was founded in 1987 with six small California wineries – a couple of which are still with us decades later – and our American portfolio has only gotten stronger over the years. As we were nearing the end of our California trip this July, our group of Portfolio Managers and Sales Representatives had … Read More

A New Kind of Bottle Service

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We looked up “bottle service” and found disdain, bafflement, nostalgia, pro tips, and pure hedonism, but there are two things everyone agrees on: expense and excess. Urban dictionary defines bottle service as… However, new can be relative. We are certainly more familiar with the vision of bottle service elicited from the 1980s and 90s, when … Read More

2010 La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva ‘Selección Especial’: A Legend in the Making

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You have your vintages, and you have your vintages— those golden seasons when Bacchus seems to descend from Olympus to shower his especial blessing across much of old Europe indiscriminately; years where drawing overfine distinctions between Pomerol and Margaux, Volnay and Nuits, or Barolo and Barbaresco seems churlish; harvests where the sheer deliciousness of the … Read More

Introducing Dehours & Fils: Meunier South of the Marne

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Jérôme Dehours farms 42 different vineyards in three distinct villages on the southern side of the Marne River. Jérôme’s 14.5 hectares are split between the villages of Mareuil-la-Port, Oeuilly, Cerseuil and Troissy, in this quiet corner of the Marne. This area is just south of the Marne river at Châtillon-sur-Marne and Cuisles, where Cédric Moussé … Read More

Clean Slate — the Galvanizing Godello of A Coroa

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We couldn’t be happier to announce the arrival of yet another stellar Galician collection—please welcome Adega A Coroa to Skurnik’s Spanish portfolio! This domaine, one of the key players in the appellation of Valdeorras, was founded in 1999 by the López Vicente family. After generations plying their trade as vine nurserymen, they saw that the … Read More