Rad Dad Wines: Father’s Day Selections from the USA

Father’s Day is this Sunday, so we thought it would be great fun to celebrate some of our excellent domestic wines that are perfect fits for Father’s Day – wines that are made by fathers whose children are also involved in their family’s wineries. Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy! CRISTOM, 2014 Estate Pinot Gris, Eola-Amity Hills, … Read More

Von Winning: Grand Cru Riesling from the Pfalz

Von Winning: Grand Cru Riesling from the Pfalz 1

Located in the village Deidesheim, the von Winning estate looks back on 160 years of winemaking history, however the style of the wines currently being made are unique and unlike anything else in the region. Formerly called the Dr. Deinhard Estate, the winery was purchased in 2007 by Achim Niederberger, a businessman interested in reestablishing the … Read More

Introducing Georg Breuer: Classic Rheingau Rieslings

Introducing Georg Breuer: Classic Rheingau Rieslings 5

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between Skurnik Wines and Weingut Georg Breuer, one of the finest estates in the Rheingau, Germany, located in the village of Rüdesheim am Rhein. This winery is steeped in tradition, known for exceptional viticulture, traditional methods and superb quality. “I wish to produce wines that make the specific … Read More

Paolo Scavino: Barolo is the Family Business

Paolo Scavino: Barolo is the Family Business 1

Part I: Paolo Scavino: Tradition in the Heart of Castiglione Falletto Part II: Paolo Scavino: A Passion for Terroir The most remarkable thing about Enrico Scavino is that even today, this man ever longs to make better Barolo. Decades at the helm of his family estate, founded in 1921, have already proven him a leader in the … Read More

Domaine Arlaud: Balance and Biodynamics in Burgundy

Domaine Arlaud: Balance and Biodynamics in Burgundy 1

The story of Domaine Arlaud begins like many of the world’s great stories do, with the love between a French man and woman. During World War II, Joseph Arlaud (originally from the Ardèche) met and fell in love with a Burgundian woman by the name of Renée Amiot. Her family just happened to own a … Read More

Selbach-Oster: Brilliant Mosel Classics

Selbach-Oster: Brilliant Mosel Classics 4

  “Selbach aims for a typical Mosel style, which reflects the minerality of the rocky Devonian slate soils, as well as the elegance and finesse of the Riesling fruit in clear, crisp, elegant, low-alcohol, yet full-flavored handcrafted wines,” –  Stephan Reinhardt, in The Finest Wines of Germany Selbach-Oster is one of the finest and oldest … Read More

Three Days in the Langhe

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The vines that ensconce the hills of Italy’s Langhe region, deep in the heart of Piedmont, produce some of the world’s most incredible and age-worthy wines. The view from one of these hills encompasses a panorama of towns topped with medieval churches and clocktowers, underscored by rows of vines stretching as far as the eye can see. Over … Read More

The Story of the Black Chicken

The Story of the Black Chicken 1

“Hey Aldo, when you come by on Friday, bring me a couple pounds of walnuts, some fruit and vegetables, two dozen eggs, and a black chicken.” And thus went one of the hundreds of phone orders to the Biale homestead via the old shared “party line” phone service in Napa. Back in the 1940’s, Aldo … Read More

Dönnhoff: Nahe Riesling from a Living Legend

Dönnhoff: Nahe Riesling from a Living Legend 1

The Dönnhoff family first came to the Nahe region 250 years ago, establishing a traditional farm in the village of Oberhäusen an der Nahe, which included livestock and vegetable gardens in addition to some grape growing. Oberhäusen and this part of the Nahe river valley is very pastoral; it feels far away from the relative … Read More