The 2019 Fall Spirits Exhibition

The 2019 (Read: First EVER) Fall Spirits Exhibition 1

Never is the creative energy of the East Coast’s cocktailing community more palpable than in the Fall. The change in season cracks wide open the range of flavors that might catch an imbiber’s fancy, and tastemakers in every style of bar, restaurant, and retail shop are ready to oblige by offering dazzling elixirs showcasing recipes … Read More

2019 Harvest Notes from Our Friends in France

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2019 has been a rollercoaster for our some of our favorite producers in France, as Mother Nature has again thrown the proverbial kitchen sink at them this growing season. This year extreme weather has been the norm. Spring frost has now become an annual danger, hitting once again, though not as severely as years past. … Read More

Dreaming with Gini: Sandro’s Soave Secret

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Pictured above is a view of the La Frosca cru vineyard in Soave Classico, with Contrada Salvarenza in its center. Gini should be no stranger to clients and salespeople of Skurnik— Michael and Harmon have been promoting these wines since the 1990s. This wasn’t always so— before Sandro and Claudio Gini met Marc de Grazia, … Read More

USA Summer Trip: The Legends Tour 2019

USA Summer Trip 2019: The Legends Tour 3

Skurnik Wines was founded in 1987 with six small California wineries – a couple of which are still with us decades later – and our American portfolio has only gotten stronger over the years. As we were nearing the end of our California trip this July, our group of Portfolio Managers and Sales Representatives had … Read More

A New Kind of Bottle Service

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We looked up “bottle service” and found disdain, bafflement, nostalgia, pro tips, and pure hedonism, but there are two things everyone agrees on: expense and excess. Urban dictionary defines bottle service as… However, new can be relative. We are certainly more familiar with the vision of bottle service elicited from the 1980s and 90s, when … Read More