For Moms, By Moms – A Mother’s Day Tribute

For Moms, By Moms - A Mother's Day Tribute

Moms, Grandmothers, Stepmothers, Aunts, Cousins, Siblings, Guardians, and Caregivers, we salute you!  We appreciate the love and support that you share with us, and all of the hats that you wear in our homes, and in our communities. Today, we pay homage to some of our producers that in addition to being recognized all over … Read More

Margarita Recipes: 101 

Margarita Recipes: 101 

Team Spirits lays out the building blocks for executing everyone’s favorite agave sour.  Though most can agree that a Margarita is delicious, passionate opinions arise when discussing how best to make one. Ostensibly a straightforward cocktail composed of tequila, citrus, and sugar (in the form of syrup or liqueur), variations in proportion and type of … Read More

Reel Cocktails: Academy Award Snubs

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With the 93rd Edition of the Academy Awards airing this Sunday, Team Spirits takes a look at a few famous snubs from years past while awarding them our own brand of accolade— the perfect cocktail pairing. This coming Sunday, the red carpet will once again unfurl for the 93rd Academy Awards. Cinephiles around the globe … Read More

Spirits Single Barrels

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 Purchasing a single batch or barrel enables an establishment to offer something truly unique to its clientele. Many of Skurnik’s producer-partners offer exclusive opportunities to purchase single barrels or limited bottlings. Support the brands and distilleries you know and love or discover new producers and exceptional distillates that have been waiting for you! Various single … Read More

Spring Staples: What We’re Reaching for as the Weather Warms

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Think of this as our monthly answer to, ’so what have you been into lately?’ — fresh updates from Portfolio Managers with unfiltered intel on why we’re drinking what we are. It’s SPRING. This year it feels like we’ve been anticipating the changing seasons more than ever before, and the feeling of positivity we would … Read More

The 2020 Germany Vintage Report

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Above: Harvest at Schloss Lieser. After spending the better part of January interviewing growers from all over Germany and Austria, we have a good feeling for the growing conditions of the vintage and what this points to in terms of the general character of the wines. Of course, without traveling, we have tasted precious few … Read More

Producer and Place: Champagne Today

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Above: Rodolphe Péters of Champagne Pierre Péters. Recently, articles have been written in The Wall Street Journal and Wine Enthusiast about Grower Champagne. Both well-written pieces touch on familiar themes, a re-telling of the David and Goliath parable: big brands versus small, artisanal growers. While this narrative is true – one company controls almost 1/3 of the production in … Read More

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

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The Graillot name needs little introduction to fine-wine lovers in the United States, having been synonymous for many years with the absolute pinnacle of quality in Crozes-Hermitage. Less well-known on this side of the Atlantic is that the family also imports top domaines from around Europe into France. This arm of the business began with … Read More