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

Terry’s Squawk Box: The 2013 Vintage in Austria

No reason to be coy. For Riesling and Grüner Veltliner this is a classic vintage, a serious candidate for Greatness, and the best young crop I’ve tasted since the 1999s. They made me nostalgic, because I was carried back to the days of tasting those 90s vintages, at least the good ones, before everything got … Read More

New to Our Greek Portfolio: KIR-YIANNI!

New to Our Greek Portfolio: KIR-YIANNI! 1

It is our distinct pleasure to welcome Kir-Yianni to the Michael Skurnik Wines family. We have long been admirers of their wines and we are both humbled and thrilled that we will have an opportunity to represent them. Kir-Yianni was founded in 1997 by Yiannis Boutaris, one of the leading figures of the Greek wine … Read More

Announcing! Debut Release Of Owens And Vaughn Cab!!!

Announcing! Debut Release Of Owens And Vaughn Cab!!!

“Value” and “Cabernet Sauvignon” Is No Longer An Oxymoron! ANNOUNCING! DEBUT RELEASE OF OWENS AND VAUGHN CAB!!! This project has been in the works for over a year now, and is finally ready for release!!! Owens & Vaughn, a collaborative effort between two longtime wine professionals long frustrated by the lack of quality wines on … Read More


We are thrilled to announce our new collaboration with Sandhi! Sandhi is a boutique California winery focusing on select vineyards from the Santa Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County and was founded in 2010 by Rajat Parr, the wine director for Michael Mina Restaurants, esteemed winemaker, Sashi Moorman, and Charles Banks. We are very excited … Read More