Axberg Vodka: Precision and Purity from Hans Reisetbauer

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From the fields of Upper Austria to the Nicks & Noras of NY, Hans Reisetbauer and Skurnik Wines are proud to present Axberg Vodka! A true farm-to-bottle distillate, Axberg Vodka exhibits the precision and purity expected from the Mühlviertel Maestro. Axberg Vodka is produced by world-renowned Master Distiller Hans Reisetbauer in his hometown of Axberg, … Read More

Frantz Chagnoleau: Terroir-Driven Mâconnais Wines

Frantz Chagnoleau: Terroir-Driven Mâconnais Wines 7

Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau is a small estate run by two talented farmers and winemakers, Frantz Chagnoleau and his wife, Caroline Gon (winemaker at Héritiers du Comte Lafon). Frantz has a degree in oenology and cut his teeth working for Olivier Merlin in the Mâconnais. Caroline holds two degrees in agricultural engineering and oenology; she also … Read More

January 2016 France, Austria, & Germany Tasting

January 2016 France, Austria, & Germany Tasting

Every January, Skurnik Wines hosts a trade tasting to present Terry Theise’s selections. Last week, winemakers from Germany and Austria previewed their 2014 wines for Skurnik’s local and national customers at City Winery. The tasting also featured Daniel Johnnes’s French selections, as well as two new additions to the Skurnik portfolio,  Paul Jaboulet Aîné and Paolo Scavino. We’d like to … Read More

Winter Cocktails with Adam Schuman

Winter Cocktails with Adam Schuman

Team Skurnik is excited to finally have some snow on the ground, if only because we now have a proper excuse to dive into warming winter cocktails. Adam Schuman, our Spirits Portfolio Manager, recently filmed a video at Manhattan store 24 Hubert to share some of his favorite cool weather libations. Watch the video to learn how … Read More

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Vertical Seminar with Caroline Frey

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Earlier this week, Caroline Frey, owner and winemaker of Paul Jaboulet Aîné, spent a monumental three days with the Skurnik Wines team conducting the most comprehensive tastings this legendary property has ever done on US soil. Ten years ago, the Frey Family purchased this wine treasure of the Northern Rhône and lovingly invested tremendous resources to … Read More

Domaine Sigalas and the Magic of Santorini

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Paris Sigalas began Domaine Sigalas out of his home in 1991. By 1998, production had grown enough that a brand new winery was constructed in Oia, on the northern end of Santorini. Paris is widely considered to be the top producer on Santorini, and many call him the greatest producer of white wines in all … Read More

La Chapelle: A Beacon in the Rhone from Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle: A Beacon in the Rhone from Paul Jaboulet Aîné

As you walk through the winding streets of Tournon, it can seem like many quaint towns in France. Restaurants and cafes buzzing, rude drivers honking impatiently, stone churches announcing their glory with every ring of the bell. Such a place is experienced best at night, when the streetlights illuminate the old buildings, creating that oh … Read More

Mount Riley: A Family Winery in the Heart of Marlborough

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Marlborough is made up of a collection of valleys surrounding the city of Blenheim on the South Island of New Zealand. With lots of sunshine, diverse and well-draining stony soils, and diurnal temperature shifts, it is no wonder that Marlborough is the heart of New Zealand’s winegrowing area.  According to New Zealand Winegrowers, there are … Read More

Sip This! A Brief History of Rum

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Since the beginnings of nautical exploration, conquistadors, and piracy on the high seas, sugarcane and its sweet, spiced, intoxicating spirit have always been intimately tied to a rich, molasses-hued history. The boozy dram of which we speak was bought, traded, stolen and consumed by pirates, privateers, and navies alike. The American colonies were rum crazy. In … Read More

Champagne Doyard is a Master of Chardonnay

Champagne Doyard is a Master of Chardonnay

“Sophisticated and elegantly harmonious, Doyard’s wines number among the finest in the Côte des Blancs, demonstrating a remarkable personality and individuality. While they feel in keeping with the sensibilities of contemporary natural viticulture in their vitality and vinosity, there is nothing about them that is severe or aggressive—they do not lose sight of balance in … Read More