The Unique and Diverse Wine Regions of Argentina

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Argentina is home to some of the most underrated wineries in the world today. In the late 20th Century, as the Argentine wine industry focused on increasing their exports, the Malbec grape came to the forefront, producing great fruit in the high altitude wine regions of Argentina such as Lujan de Cuyo and the Uco Valley at

Italian Metodo Classico Sparkling Wines Hold Their Own

Italian Metodo Classico Sparkling Wines Hold Their Own

It’s not easy for sparkling wine producers to enter the Skurnik Wines portfolio. All of our wines are subject to a rigorous selection process, but the standards for sparkling wines are impossibly high. How could it be any other way? With estates like Vilmart, Egly-Ouriet, Gimonnet, and Pierre Péters as our standard bearers, makes entry for other

Square One Organic Vodka: Inspired by the Garden and the Art of Mixology

Square One Organic Vodka: Inspired by the Garden and the Art of Mixology

Allison Evanow, founder of Square One Organic Vodka, bartended on campus while studying for her MBA.  This practical understanding of cocktails paired with business acumen led Allison to focus on vodka, a spirit she finds incredibly diverse and exciting to use. “The creativity is at many levels,” she says. “One: how you make the spirit itself;

Changing of the Guard at Schlossgut Diel

Changing of the Guard at Schlossgut Diel

“Once the grapes are harvested, once you pick, it is your job not to hurt anything and get out of the way. But before the grapes are ripe there are so many decisions you make, as a vigneron,  which affect your quality. This is why I am always in the vineyards. I love it, and

That Obscure Object of Desire: The Sherries of Bodegas Tradición

That Obscure Object of Desire: The Sherries of Bodegas Tradición

Bodegas Tradición is located at N° 3 Calle Cordobeses in an unassuming little plaza in the Santiago Quarter of Jerez de la Frontera. Along with the San Miguel Quarter, Santiago is famous as a gitano neighborhood. Indeed, many of the most revered names in the history of flamenco lived and performed there. In an interesting

2015 Grand Portfolio Tasting

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The 2015 Skurnik Wines Grand Portfolio Tasting was our biggest show yet! A record number of winemakers joined us in New York City to share their wines and meet with buyers from throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

January 2015 Tasting

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Our January tastings are a great chance to check in on the current releases from our beloved German and Austrian wines as well as new releases from Italy. The winemakers from our German and Austrian portfolios flocked to Manhattan, and our Italian portfolio opened up a slew of amazing 2010 Brunellos.

The Barolo Boys Tasting

Skurnik Wines has been a proud supporter of the new wave of Barolo producers for many years. We’ve honor and pleasure to sell great wines by  Elio Altare , Chiara Boschis, Giorgio Rivetti, and wines imported by our partner Marc De Grazia,  among many others. These winemakers were the focus of the Barolo Boys movie

SPAIN: 2004 Gets Huge Scores!

SPAIN: 2004 Gets Huge Scores!

La Rioja Alta and Vega Sicilia score 96 and 97 points, respectively! The 2004 vintage is shaping up to be another legendary year. Palbo Alvarez of Vega Sicilia said: “2004 was a textbook vintage with perfect temperatures.” All that amiable weather and patience have been well worth the wait! Though we haven’t seen 2004 releases