Celebrating Innovation and Thinking Outside the Barrel

Need drives invention. With wine production so closely tied to weather cycles, the economy and other less-than-predictable factors, there is no shortage of innovation in the wine industry. Since the oak shortage and global warming, we’ve seen a boon of more eco-friendly innovations in wine. Stainless steel wine barrels have been around for years, but […] Read More »

Thinking Bigger than Barrels: ISO Tanks and Flexitanks

Skolnik produces stainless steel wine barrels in a variety of handy sizes, but when it comes to shipping, sometimes something a little bigger than a 124 gallon container is needed. Like, say, a 6,000 gallon container. Bulk wine shipping has increased by 60% in total volume since 2005, and with this rise in different shipping […] Read More »

Master of wine vs. Master sommelier: What’s the difference?

Wine is a massive and decidedly complex industry and, as steel wine drum manufacturers, Skolnik’s role in it skews more industrial and utilitarian. But wine is more than an industry or a business. Wine is artistic, historical, anthropological. Wine is a subject matter that some study their whole lives. The title of sommelier is undoubtedly […] Read More »

Climate Change Hits Wine Industry in an Unexpected Way

If you happen to have been listening to 97% of the world’s scientists lately, you may have heard a little bit about something called climate change. It’s a subject already familiar to the wine world as increased global temperatures have drastically changed the contemporary wine industry. With warmer temperatures across the planet, more and more of the […] Read More »