Concrete and Stainless Steel – The Past and Future of Wine

Unlike in fashion, trends in technology are rarely cyclical. You’d never see someone earnestly using an old 80’s car phone now that we have tiny, high-powered computers in our pockets. But sometimes, things do come back around. The concrete wine tank is one of those rarities. While stainless steel wine barrels and vats have been […] Read More »

Germany, Stainless Steel and Wine Recognition – An Unlikely Trio

When you think ‘Wine Country’ you probably think of rolling vineyard-studded hills in France, Italy or California first. You probably don’t immediately think of Germany. But as of this year, you’d be wrong to count Germany out. Indeed, as wine journalist Lettie Teague has recently written in her WSJ series, ‘How German Winemakers Are Quietly […] Read More »

Isn’t Gluten Free Wine Just Wine?

Though only 1% of the American population (and 20-30% of the world) has celiac disease, many have decided that gluten doesn’t agree with their body and endeavor to cut it out. So as numerous products have begun boasting their gluten-free status, one might notice that wineries don’t go out of their way to share this […] Read More »

From Steel Tariffs to Wine Tariffs, China Retaliates

China has recently retaliated against the rate increases the Trump administration levied on steel and aluminum in March. The retaliation: raised tariffs on U.S. wines and a range of other American products. At Skolnik, we’re always keeping an eye on the intersection of steel and wine, so allow us to break it down for you. […] Read More »