Profiles of Burgundy: Bachelet-Monnot


From their domaine in Dezizes-les-Maranges, brothers Marc (left) and Alexandre (right) Bachelet, oversee an enviable catalog of top Côte de Beaune vineyards: St. Aubin En Remilly, the top sites in Maranges, some of Puligny-Montrachet’s finest, Chassagne-Montrachet, and jewels in Santenay. Since their first vintage in 2005, they have refined their approach to farming and winemaking … Read More

Introducing Ca’ D’Gal, Pomona, & Carlo Giacosa!

Comunicato Stampa! Press Release for the Italian Portfolio! 9

Carlo Giacosa & daughter Marie Grazia (2nd & 3rd generation). In addition to the exciting news that ARPEPE has joined the Skurnik portfolio, we are launching three new exciting Italian wineries this fall! Ca’ d’Gal Ca’ d’Gal’s high-elevation, sandy limestone vineyards produce a Moscato d’Asti of uncommon elegance and drinkability! The Boido family is now … Read More

Touring the Vineyards of David & Nadia Sadie

Touring the Vineyards of David & Nadia 1

Despite having only released six vintages, David and Nadia Sadie of David & Nadia Wines are beginning to be recognized as not only one of the Swartland’s most exciting new producers, but as one of its top producers – period. After years of praise from both Neal Martin of Vinous and Jancis Robinson, the couple … Read More

Enzo Tiezzi of Montalcino: He Wrote the Book on Brunello (and Rosso)!

Enzo Tiezzi of Montalcino: He Wrote the Book on Brunello (and Rosso)!

In 1978, Enzo Tiezzi looked into a glass of Brunello and saw the future! He had been the full-time director for the Col d’Orcia estate in Montalcino since 1973 and was studying at night for a degree in enology. His graduate thesis, which earned him his Dottore title, Brunello di Montalcino and Its Prospective Future, … Read More

2020 Harvest Notes from France – Part II!


BURGUNDY MARC & ALEXANDRE BACHELET Bachelet-Monnot Dezize–lès–Maranges Tuesday, September 8th: FRANCOIS MIKULSKI Domaine Francois Mikulski Meursault Tuesday, September 8th: THIBAUD CLERGET Domaine Yvon Clerget Sunday, September 6th: THIERRY PILLOT Domaine Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Wednesday, September 9th: ARNAUD MORTET Arnaud Mortet & Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Wednesday, September 9th:                   … Read More

Pink Perennials: 6 Rosés to Drink Now & Into the Fall

Summer Ain't Over Yet! 6 Transitional Rosés from Around the World 2

‘Rosé Season’ is a quintessential occasion to celebrate sunny, summer days, and the opportunities they bring to share a bottle (or more) of this fresh favorite with our friends and loved ones. As we’re now amid some of the hottest days of the year, we’re really savoring pink potables of all styles, from bright and … Read More

2020 Harvest Notes from France

2020 Harvest Notes from France

Pictured Above: Harvest at Domaine François Mikulski. 2020 has been another complicated, warm, dry growing season across France. You have to go back some 500 years to find an earlier harvest… yet even with the new norm of hotter weather, this year has been somewhat of an anomaly with COVID throwing all kinds of added … Read More

August 11th Seminar with Andy Shallal

August 11th Seminar: How Race Impacts the Hospitality Industry & Why It Matters 3

Thank you to all who could join us for this candid discussion! Below you will find our August 11th Zoom seminar in its entirety; Andy addressed issues of diversity and inclusivity in the workplace as we endeavored to expand our own awareness of the many ways in which bias seeks to undermine the hospitality industry. ABOUT … Read More