Joseph Colin: The Next Chapter of a Burgundian Legacy

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On an icy mid-December day, I met Joseph Colin in the hamlet of Gamay for a full day of walking the vines of St. Aubin. Location is everything and so much about Burgundy revolves around rocks and dirt. Nowhere in the world have the fortunes of the noble Chardonnay grape taken such a serious turn toward … Read More

In a Kingdom by the Sea: The Wines of Bodegas Barbadillo

In a Kingdom by the Sea: The Wines of Bodegas Barbadillo 1

Founded in 1821 in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Bodegas Barbadillo is now in the hands of the seventh-generation descendants of the founder, making it one of the oldest privately-held companies in any sector in Spain. The firm boasts 500 hectares of vineyards split between two farms, Santa Lucía and Gibalbín, both located in the Jerez Superior … Read More

Our Agave Portfolio is in Full Bloom!

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From Chihuahua to Jalisco, from Michoacan and south to Oaxaca, the team here at Skurnik has always held a special love for Mexico and the spirits she grants us. Well, the New Year brings new possibilities, and for 2019 perhaps our greatest possibilities run alongside that great love: we could not be more proud to … Read More

Spirited Resolutions for 2019

Spirited Resolutions

Perhaps it’s a cliché, but as December edges towards the precipice of a new year, it’s seems only natural to reflect on the last 12 months and to take stock: stock of personal achievements or moments spent in celebration, the number of steps taken in earnest towards a greater sense of self or what next … Read More

BUON NATALE: From Our Italian Table to Yours!

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For our 3rd Annual “Buon Natale” post, we thought it a perfect opportunity to check in with some of our newest Italian producers to the Skurnik family: BiancaVigna, Benito Ferrara, Torre Raone, and Malvirà. Each producer was kind enough to offer their family’s holiday traditions and favorite recipes, which we are thrilled to share with … Read More

Domaine Dureuil-Janthial: Burgundy’s Quiet Superstar

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The village of Rully (pron: rooh-ee), named after the Gallo-Roman lord Rubilius, lies just 5 miles south of Chassagne-Montrachet – at the northern limit of the Côte Chalonnaise. It is in many ways a continuation of the Cote d’Or, with a south-southeast facing slope made of clay and limestone. The terroir near the top of … Read More

Aphros: Gods of the Foam

Gods of the Foam

Too much Champagne lately? Sounds crazy, but I feel you. Raventós? Already got a couple cases in the basement. Cider? I like the way you’re thinking—but not today. What indeed to pop when the ball drops this year? How about… Vinho Verde??? Follow us to the Minho district of northern Portugal, where a slight fizz … Read More

A World of Wool & Whisky

A World of Wool & Whisky

It takes a two-hour ferry ride aboard the Caledonian MacBraybe to travel from the rocky islet of Kennacraig to Port Askaig, located on the northeastern shore of Islay. This world-renowned, whisky-producing island is situated off of mainland Scotland to the south-west. After pushing off, exiting the narrow West Loch Tarbert, the ferry heads straight across … Read More

“In Her Own Words” Andrea Mullineux on Leeu Passant

“In Her Own Words” Andrea Mullineux on Leeu Passant

This is the first in a series of articles written by the people who make the wines & spirits that we proudly represent here at Skurnik. In our inaugural installment, Andrea Mullineux – winemaker & proprietor behind Mullineux, Kloof Street, and The Fog Monster – shares the inspiration and process behind the Mullineux family’s newest … Read More