News Archives: Spain

Venus La Universal: A Passion Project Borne of Love

Venus La Universal: A Passion Project Borne of Love

Like many of the great stories, the story of Venus La Universal begins with love. As the children of two of the pioneers of the Priorat D.O., Sara Pérez and René Barbier fils grew up as neighbors, picking grapes together and looking on as their fathers, Josep Lluis Pérez of Mas Martinet and René Barbier … Read More

Spain Trip

Skurnik Company Trip to Spain (July 16-27, 2014) Spain is exciting in so many ways. Our fastest growing region in terms of sales, the treasures and diversity that is Spanish wine, are still only beginning to be discovered by the wine drinking public. Most wine consumers, or even wine professionals, when they think of Spain, … Read More

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 … Read More