Rocca di Montegrossi: Benchmark Chianti Classico

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“Despite being located in one of the very best areas in Chianti Classico & boasting a superb track record, Rocca di Montegrossi remains one of the most under-the-radar estates in Chianti Classico, and Italy, for that matter. Proprietor Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi crafts deep, powerful wines that capture the essence of Monti, a sub-zone of Gaiole that has long … Read More

American Winemaker Video Series: David Ramey

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Few winemakers have been as formative in establishing the modern voice of California wine as David Ramey. He teaches us that a great winemaker is an orchestra conductor – a sedulous student of terroir, a loyal and reverent interpreter of the masterful works of nature. As with many of his peers, David’s trajectory toward a … Read More

East Meets West: Terry Theise Fall DI & Japanese Portfolio Debut

East Meets West: Terry Theise Fall DI & Japanese Portfolio Debut

On Tuesday, June 13th, we had a strong cast of visiting wine growers to guide you through the journey; almost thirty of our favorite growers attended. The 2016 harvest in both Germany and Austria provided delicious, compelling wines from a classic vintage. Terry’s selection of 2016ers bring balanced, elegant and transparent wines from Auersthal to … Read More

Jacky Blot: The Maestro of Montlouis

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“Jacky Blot’ has been instrumental in taking Montlouis out of Vouvray’s shadow and establishing for it a reputation of its own. Much of what he has done appears old hat today, but it was revolutionary at the time: organic viticulture, hand harvests, wild yeasts, barrel fermentations and no malolactic conversions” –Vinous Media The future of … Read More

Summertime Cocktails – A Boozy Beach Day Guide

Summertime Cocktails - A Boozy Beach Day Guide

Barefoot walks on the beach, bicycle rides to the ice cream shop, and late nights on seaside porches are nearly upon us. After a Spring filled with unpredictable temperature swings and consistently heavy rains, we at Skurnik Wines and Spirits are extremely excited for what we expect to be another amazing summer. As always, we have … Read More