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2022 Harvest Notes from France

2022 Harvest Notes from France
The ongoing 2022 harvest in France is turning into a remarkable story. After three consecutive years of mother nature throwing every possible challenge at our growers (in the form of frost, hail, drought and more), a generally frost-free 2022 Spring...

Grüner in Penn – Galen & Sarah Troxell on Galen Glen

Grüner in Penn – Galen & Sarah Troxell on Galen Glen
Skurnik Wines welcomes our first Pennsylvania winery, Galen Glen Winery, to the American Portfolio! Galen and Sarah established Galen Glen in 1995 when they purchased the Troxell Farm from Galen’s father. At that time Galen was a mechanical engineer and...

Tracing the “Roots” of the Red Bitter

Tracing the “Roots” of the Red Bitter
It’s no secret that the sub-category of ruby-hued, Italian aperitivi known as Red Bitters is adored by day-drinkers and bartenders alike. Though we may never know the exact recipes of many red bitters, our own appreciation and creativity may be...

Introducing: Bucciarelli of Castellina in Chianti

Introducing: Bucciarelli of Castellina in Chianti
An aura of mystery surrounds Bucciarelli: We found the wines deeply transporting and utterly transfixing. Enticed again and again for another taste, their aromatics beguiled us as layers of complexity enveloped our palates and left us thinking that Michelangelo had...

Piedmont Harvest Report: A Return to the Classics

Piedmont Harvest Report: A Return to the Classics
Every year many wine-lovers eagerly await the release of the current Piedmont vintage. The 2018 Barolos and 2019 Barbarescos are out and we’re here to tell you everything you need to know! Days of Tar & Roses While Barolo and...

West to East: The 2022 Germany & Austria June Tour

West to East: The 2022 Germany & Austria June Tour
This June we hosted over 35 German, Austria, & Sake producers across sixteen cities, from SF to NYC (yes, West to East… it was as intense as ever!), to share as much Riesling, Grüner, Spatburgunder, and more, with YOU! It’s...