Domaine Pinson: Kimmeridgian Nobility

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 There are only so many certainties in life; the Earth is round, water is 2 parts hydrogen to 1 part oxygen, Joanie loves Chachi, John Lennon was a musical genius, and no Chardonnay in the world tastes like Chablis. This small hamlet, just a few hours south of Paris, relays the link between place and … Read More

The Ninth Floor: A Spirited Tasting & After-Party!

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Over the past years, we have all grown: the portfolio, our extended family of suppliers, our dedicated team, our unwavering customers, and their loyal patrons. The industry as a whole has come a long way, as shown by the increasing interest in championing the little guy, brand and bar alike. Four years ago, almost to … Read More

Burn Cottage: Excellence in Biodynamics & Pinot Noir

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Burn Cottage is a 28 hectare vineyard, farm, and estate in the foothills of the Pisa range in Central Otago, New Zealand. The vineyard is owned by husband and wife Marquis & Dianne Sauvage, who purchased the unplanted property in 2002. It had been grazed by sheep for as long as can currently be remembered. … Read More

Heidi Schröck: A Revival in Rust

Heidi Schröck: A Revival in Rust

In the medieval village of Rust, Heidi Schröck has been building a movement. She leads the Cercle Ruster Ausbruch, a group of like-minded growers who are working to bring the area’s distinctive Ruster Ausbruch back into the fore of Austrian wine. Heidi and her sons, Georg and Johannes grow Welschriesling, Weissburgunder, Grauburgunder, Furmint, Gelber Muskateller, … Read More

Skurnik Goes to Italy 2016

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Italy… Home to more varieties of grapes and cheeses than any other country. Italy… Whose beauty has stunned the world since the counting of time. Italy… Where wine is as much a part of life as coffee and breathing! In July, we embarked on a journey through this remarkable country.  We wound our way from the … Read More

A New Australia: Little Peacock Imports Delivers a Fresh Take Down Under

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In a move that firmly puts Skurnik Wines at the forefront of the new Australian wine movement, we’re very excited to announce a new partnership between Skurnik Wines and Little Peacock Imports. Gordon Little and his wife Lauren Peacock started this project 5 years ago with the intention of bringing small producers, different varieties, and … Read More

Adegas Guímaro: A Jewel In Spain’s Ribeira Sacra

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The Ribeira Sacra deserves your attention. Put this into context. 96 producers, 52 of which export wine, farm 1,200 hectares under vine by 2,800 land owners. When you look at the old terraces and stone walls dividing each parcel, these typically represent family land borders that date back to the 12th century. History repeats itself, … Read More

Weingut Prieler: Benchmark Austrian Blaufränkisch

Weingut Prieler: Benchmark Austrian Blaufränkisch

  For more than 150 years, the Prieler family has been farming in the village of Schützen, located on the western side of the Lake Neusiedl. Like many family estates, acreage was diverse and included grains, fruits, potatoes, and animals; a mixture of crops that was geared more to subsistence rather than sales. Grape growing and … Read More

Three Days in Oaxaca

Three Days in Oaxaca

With agave distillates continuing to grow in popularity, mezcal in particular, adventurous spirit enthusiasts are traveling to Mexico at unprecedented rates. If you visit Oaxaca today, chances are strong you will bump into other mezcal connoisseurs and collectors – or perhaps even an educational agave tour group, like the ones led by Tequila Tours  or … Read More

Kruger-Rumpf: Terroir in the Nahe

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  The roots of the Kruger-Rumpf estate date back to the 1790’s. Like most vine-growers at the time, the family sold the majority of their grape production to larger houses or cooperatives. This practice continued through the ninetieth and early twentieth centuries until Stefan Rumpf kept the majority of their harvest to produce their own … Read More