The Magical Mezcal Mystery Tour

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Flying into Oaxaca City, a few things catch the eye. First, snowcapped mountains surround the Oaxacan valley. Alien-shaped lenticular clouds gather en masse. And as you disembark, the agaves make their presence known immediately. The way that agave and mezcal are entrenched in this Mexican subculture is impossible to ignore: there are mezcal boutiques in … Read More

Domaine Daniel et Julien Barraud: The Master of Vergisson

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La Roche de Vergisson is hard to miss when driving south from the Côte d’Or to the hamlet of Vergisson. The massive rock looms over the small town like a massive ship’s prow. On almost all sides are some of the finest Chardonnay vines in France – in Vergisson that means exclusively Pouilly-Fuissé (Mâcon-Vergisson ‘La … Read More

2016 Skurnik Wines Montalcino DI

2016 Skurnik Wines Montalcino DI

Each winter, the Italian portfolio has the great pleasure of offering our customers the new releases from Montalcino. This year, we are thrilled to bring you our lineup of 2011 Brunello and 2010 Brunello Riserva!  All of the great classic Skurnik imports are on offer, including Siro Pacenti, La Colombina, Mocali, Tiezzi, and Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. Relatively new … Read More

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

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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 our German and Austrian selections. Last week, winemakers 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 thank … 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

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

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

Sip This! A Brief History of Rum 2

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