Terry Theise’s 2017 Germany Vintage Report

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“If 2016 is a well-told joke, 2017 is a magnificently constructed argument. If 2016 is a morning in Spring, 2017 is an evening in Autumn.” – Terry Theise THE 2017 VINTAGE After an early Spring that was too-warm too-soon, everyone worried about late frosts. And then came late frosts. Before the end of April, nearly … Read More

2018 Grand Portfolio Tasting: The Greatest Show On Earth

2018 Grand Portfolio Tasting

Our portfolios are bursting at the seams with the finest beverages ever made, and to make things more comfortable this year, we took over the entire Metropolitan Pavilion. More space meant more room to get around and luxuriate with your favorite growers. The array of wines available to taste this year was absolutely astonishing and we … Read More

O Ribeiro: an Ode to the Forgotten Bank

O Ribeiro: an Ode to the Forgotten Bank 3

The Ribeiro: would this rose by any other word smell as sweet– or even sweeter? I’m half convinced that a jazzier name alone could have worked wonders for this underappreciated denominación.  As it stands, this fairly generic “Riverbank” (the literal meaning) seems a little lost in the crowd of those other nearby Banks, the juggernaut … Read More

Flavor For Every Palate: A Skurnik Wines Tasting

FLAVOR FOR EVERY PALATE: A Skurnik Wines Tasting

Thank you all so much for joining us for our first tasting of 2018! Terry Theise and thirty of our German and Austrian friends gave us a first look at the 2017 vintage and a chance to revisit the excellent 2016ers. We hope you enjoyed tasting wines from Auersthal to Zeltingen and everything from Alte … Read More

Aussie Spotlight: Ben Haines – Victoria

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Aussie Spotlight on Skurnik Unfiltered is back, this time featuring Victoria-based winemaker and viticulturist Ben Haines! Check out our first installment on Moorooduc Estate from the Mornington Peninsula here. Ben Haines is a winemaker who has learned from his work in the vineyards, as he originally trained as a viticulturist. Ben is a little different … Read More

Nishiyama Shuzo: Poet of the Sake World

Nishiyama Shuzo: Poet of the Sake World 3

Founded by the Nishiyama family in 1849, the sake brewery Nishiyama Shuzo is located in the heart of Hyogo Prefecture, one of the finest sake regions in the country. While sake from Hyogo is most famously associated with a cluster of huge sake breweries all built on a famous water source close to the port … Read More