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Barbera Wine Series: Barbera pairing – BBQ wine

In Europe and North America, this weekend kicks off summer, so it’s time to start thinking about BBQ ...
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A look at sustainability in wine from around the world

Another sustainability update from Scarpa General Manager Riikka Sukula. One big part of being and becoming more sustainable ...
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Italian Easter Traditions from Piedmont

Easter is one of our favorite times in the Langhe. Vibrant spring colors pop, buds break in the ...
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Finansavisen: Scarpa’s Barbaresco Tettineive among Piedmont wines with top aging potential

Publication: Finansavisen Wine Writer: Torgeir Kveim Sti Scarpa Barbaresco DOCG Tettineive 2017 named among the top wines with ...
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Archiproducts: Kudos for Scarpa’s Renovations and Design

Publication: Archiproducts Scarpa's gorgeous wine lounge and gallery featured in top Italian architectural publication, highlighting our Erba Italia ...
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Bergensavisen: Scarpa’s I Bricchi named top value-for-money

Publication: Bergensavisen Wine Writer: Per Haukaas Norwegians know best! Scarpa's I Bricchi Barbera d'Asti 2015 named a top 'Friday ...
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Barbera Wine Series: Barbera d’Asti, the top Monferrato wine

Ready to get deeper into your barbera wine education? Next up: your guide to the top Monferrato wine, ...
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Barbera Wine Series: Get to know one of the Best Italian Wines

If you like Scarpa, chances are you are a barbera wine drinker. Since its our specialty, let's explore ...
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Scarpa takes on sustainability in wine

Today’s post is by Scarpa General Manager Riikka Sukula. When she started in 2017, her primary goal was ...
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Siamo Aperti: The Scarpa Tasting Room re-opens!

Cari Amici, the tasting room is open! On Sunday 13 December 2020, the Piedmont region was downgraded to ...
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Wine Art in the Langhe: Drink, paint with wine by Purpleryta

Living in wine country means keeping the creative juices flowing - sometimes that even means wine art classes ...
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Barolo wine tours with a local: Meet Sandro Minella

Obviously Barolo wine tours are what a lot of people come to the Piedmont region to experience. But, ...
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Stuffed peppers Piedmont-style #IMissItaly

Our #IMissItaly series continues today with stuffed bell peppers Piedmont-style. They're actually really easy to make. The secret ...
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A unique multi-vintage library of top Piedmontese wines.

Last week, we sat down and thumbed through some old editions of the Gambero Rosso Guide to the ...
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Wine Spectator on Bric du Nota: “This red is vibrant.”

Scarpa 2016 Nebbiolo d'Alba Bric du Nota88 points Firm yet juicy, boasting cherry and strawberry flavors, this red ...
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Gambero Rosso 2001 on Mario Pesce: “For Mario, a great wine never drinks well when young.”

Especially when you talk to people who have worked in Italian wine for 20+ years and you ask ...
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Things I miss about Italy: The Club Sandwich (what?) #IMissItaly

So I know this going to sound a little weird. But one of the things I miss the ...
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“Nebbiolo might be the crown jewel of Piemonte, but Freisa is its buried treasure.”

A few days ago, Cult of the Vine, the popular Australian wine shop in Brunswick (Melbourne, Victoria) posted ...
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I miss #aperitivo, #IMissItaly

I'll never forget my first aperitivo. It happened many, many years ago when I was a student in ...
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Not just Italian coffee: The Bicerin the famous coffee of Turin #IMissItaly

As part of our ongoing #IMissItaly series (click the link for all the posts in the thread), we ...
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Ian D’Agata: Scarpa La Bogliona a “benchmark” Barbera d’Asti

"When it's good," writes the prolific wine writer Ian D'Agata in his landmark work Italy's Native Wine Grape ...
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Pizza in Piedmont? #IMissItaly

You can view all of our #IMissItaly posts here. Pizza isn't really the first thing that you think ...
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Vitello Tonnato, an Italian culinary icon that can trace its roots back to Artusi and beyond.

In case you're late to the vitello tonnato party, click here for our ongoing thread of posts devoted ...
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Vitello Tonnato, a favorite recipe for the classic dish.

First off, a huge thanks to Houston-based wine writer, blogger, and journalist Sandra Crittenden for sharing the above ...
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Dear vitello tonnato, I miss you! #IMissItaly

It's one of the mainstay classics of Piedmontese cuisine: vitello tonnato, boiled veal, chilled and then thinly sliced, ...
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Tajarin, a Piedmontese stand-by #IMissItaly

Sometimes their called taglierini [tah-y'lee'eh-REE-nee] or tagliolini [tah-y'lee'oh-LEE-nee]. But in Piedmontese dialect, they are known as tajarin [tah-yah-REEN]. ...
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Life in the slow (food) lane… #IMissItaly

Why is there a huge sculpture of a blue snail that greets you when you arrive in downtown ...
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Piedmont’s famous “napkin ravioli.” Ravioli al tovagliolo. #IMissItaly

If the image above seems a little bit blurry, please don't blame the photographer! The photo is actually ...
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Top U.S. wine educator and new Slow Wine editor Deborah Parker Wong tastes Scarpa Monferrato Freisa Secco La Selva di Moirano.

Last week, our U.S. blogger Jeremy Parzen sat down with leading wine educator Deborah Parker Wong on Zoom ...
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Win a 2-night stay at the fabulous Scarpa vacation villas in Verduno.

Italian Wedding Circle, one of Scarpa's partners, is currently running a competition to win a free 2-night stay ...
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“A beautiful example of Barbera.” Thanks to our friends at Veno in Annandale, Australia!

https://youtu.be/sFqKynVx3nM?t=223 Just had to give a shout-out today to our friends Felix and Pete at Veno in Annandale ...
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Scarpa tasting room to reopen next week.

On Wednesday, June 3, Italy will be reopening its borders to foreigners. And like many businesses across the ...
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VIDEO: Scarpa winemaker Silvio Trinchero presents Barbera d’Asti I Bricchi 2015.

https://youtu.be/cL3nf8C8Q60 The third in our series of educational videos by winemaker Silvio Trinchero. In this episode, he presents ...
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“Entry Barbera that drinks like anything but.” “Pure Nebbiolo joy.” Thank you Michael Zaccaria for these wonderful tasting notes!

Today, we're sending a much deserved shout-out to our good friend Michael Zaccaria in Melbourne who works with ...
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“Case in point that a Dolcetto really should have some age under its belt.” Top Finnish blogger Otto Forsberg on Scarpa Dolcetto.

"Another terrific Scarpa wine," writes top Finnish wine blogger Otto Forsberg on his Instagram this week. "And yet ...
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VIDEO: Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman tastes and discusses 2017 Brachetto Secco La Selva di Moirano and 2015 Barbera d’Asti Casa Scarpa.

Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman, owner of the Boulder Wine Merchant and one of America's leading Italian wine experts, ...
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VIDEO: Sandra Crittenden on 2006 Monferrato Freisa Secco La Selva di Moirano.

In the latest in our series of "Scarpa Cellar Dive" virtual tasting videos, we received this clip from ...
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VIDEO: Scarpa winemaker Silvio Trinchero discusses the estate’s classic Barbera d’Asti “Casa Scarpa”

This is the second in a series of educational videos on the Scarpa estate and winery and its ...
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Shop safe, drink well: U.S. retail availability, including delivery, curbside, and shipping options.

We've compiled the following list of retail outlets that currently have Scarpa wines in stock in the U.S. ...
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VIDEO: Scarpa winery and estate overview with winemaker Silvio Trinchero

We asked Scarpa winemaker SIlvio Trinchero to prepare this short video including an overview of the estate and ...
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VIDEO: MW Michael Palij on Scarpa’s new unfiltered Vermouth di Torino

“If Scarpa is known for anything," says Master of Wine Michael Palij in his video on the winery's ...
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An Easter message from Scarpa Wines

Happy Easter from all the families at Scarpa Wines to you and yours. We hope you are able ...
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VIDEO: “Chicago’s best sommelier” Thibaut Idenn does a “Scarpa Cellar Dive.”

In this video (below), Thibaut Idenn, beverage director at Travelle in the Langham hotel in Chicago, pours one ...
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VIDEO: A virtual tasting with Katrina Rene, a top U.S. wine writer and blogger.

We've received great response to our launch of the new Scarpa Cellar Dive and we are THRILLED to ...
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Scarpa Cellar Dive: Open a Scarpa wine, share a video and we’ll replace the bottle.

Given the ongoing lockdown, in Italy and the U.S., we are asking our friends and colleagues to take ...
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A hungry caterpillar reminds us of the cycle of life.

That's a photo of a grape cutworm above, a caterpillar that winters quietly until the spring arrives and ...
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Staying safe, staying healthy: Covid-19 update at Scarpa.

Above: The new tasting room and event space was opened last fall at Scarpa. Today, it remains empty. ...
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Scarpa launches new “unfiltered” Vermouth (non filtrato)

Above, from left: The current line of Scarpa Vermouth di Torino, including classic white, classic red, and the ...
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Scarpa at Nobie’s, one of Houston’s cutting-edge Italians

There's an expression in Italy. No wine without food, no food without wine. That's because in Italy, wine ...
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Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast): 91 points for 2013 Barbaresco Tettineive

Scarpa 2013 Barbaresco Tettineive91 pointsDark-skinned berry, menthol, new leather and a whiff of pipe tobacco lead the nose. ...
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Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast): 90 points for 2013 Barolo Tettimorra

Scarpa 2013 Barolo Tettimorra90 points Aromas of French oak, camphor and star anise mingle with whiffs of pressed ...
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Leading Texas wine writer Katrina Rene includes Scarpa among her “top wines” for 2019.

"I loved so many of the wines from the Scarpa portfolio," writes Houston-based wine writer Katrina Rene on ...
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Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast): 92 points for 2015 Barbaresco Tettineive

Scarpa 2015 Barbaresco Tettineive92 pointsThis opens with enticing aromas of red berry, leather and underbrush. The structured, elegant ...
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How do you explain what a “tailgate party” is to an Italian?

Something that never occurred to me happened yesterday. An epistemological conundrum of great import, no less. I found ...
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Breaking the rules? Barbera and seafood can be a match made in heaven.

It's one of the oldest taboos of historic gastronomy: Never serve red wine with fish. No one knows ...
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Rouchet (Ruché) vertical tasting notes

The following are tasting notes by Australian Burgundy lover and intrepid wine traveler Greg Love, who recently visited ...
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Scarpa La Bogliona at L’Oca d’Oro, one of Austin’s “top ten restaurants 2019” (Austin American-Statesman)

"You have the beauty of summer cucumbers to play off the bitter salinity of the vegetable," wrote Austin ...
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Salsiccia di Verduno (and a couple of vitello tonnato sightings)

The Scarpa English-language blogger recently found himself at the LHANGAR wine bar in the village of Barolo where ...
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Top wine writer Michael Godel names La Bogliona one of his “Nineteen mind-blowing wines of 2019.”

Here's what top Canadian wine writer Michael Godel (one of our favorites) had to say about the 1996 ...
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I Bricchi “shows such a deft and silky touch, while remaining downright amiable”

"Monferrato’s Scarpa," writes one of our favorite wine bloggers, Kevin Day, author of Opening a Bottle, "has experienced ...
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U.S. friends: Please voice your concerns about pending wine tariffs by writing to your representatives

American friends and wine lovers, As you are probably already aware, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is currently ...
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Happy holidays!

Happy holidays from all the families at the Antica Casa Scarpa winery! Wishing all of our friends, across ...
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Dressed to the nines: Decades that end in 9, selections from the Scarpa library

As the world prepares to ring in 2020 and say goodbye to the 2010s, the folks at Antica ...
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20-year-old Scarpa Dolcetto by-the-glass at Perbacco in San Francisco

One of the things that makes Antica Casa Scarpa such a unique winery is its vast library of ...
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On a mission from God: when a winery isn’t just a winery but a vital cultural institution and resource

Last month, I spent the better part of a week “working the market,” as we say in the ...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in the U.S.! Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy holiday ...
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EU officially recognizes Vermouth di Torino designation

According to a report published the Italian national daily La Repubblica, the European Union has recognized "Vermouth di ...
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Snow comes early to Piedmont (and a nugget of wisdom from the past)

Snow came early to Piedmont wine country this year. That's a photo (above) taken on Friday, November 15 ...
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Scarpa at Bestia, one of the most cutting-edge and compelling wine lists in the U.S.

Above: Housemade bucatini topped with burrata at Bestia in Downtown Los Angeles. “I call [my] list ‘a tribute ...
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Scarpa at Spiaggia in Chicago, one of America’s Italian pioneers

Antica Casa Scarpa's director Riikka Sukula recently completed a week of "market work" (as it is called in ...
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Piedmont’s white truffles: one of the greatest examples of terroir

If we define terroir as the unique combination of soil, exposure, climate, and human intervention resulting in a ...
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Taste Scarpa with a ghost this Halloween in New Orleans’ French Quarter

It's Halloween this week in the U.S. and so we thought we'd share a story about a genuinely ...
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Taste top wines from Scarpa Nov. 7 in Houston

Scarpa wine director Riikka Sukula and Italian wine educator Jeremy Parzen will be pouring and discussing the following ...
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“Traditional sometimes means rustic, but that’s not the case here.” Why La Bogliona is considered the apotheosis of Barbera d’Asti

Scarpa's Barbera d'Asti La Bogliona, writes Scarpa's U.S. importer Ernest Ifkovitz on his website, is "the top single-vineyard ...
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The Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences and its alumni at Scarpa

In 2004, Carlo Petrini, the activist founder of the Slow Food movement, launched the Slow Food University of ...
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La Bogliona at Chez Panisse, Berkeley’s iconic restaurant and birthplace of the modern food movement

We couldn't be more thrilled to learn that the 1996 Scarpa Barbera d'Asti La Bogliona is currently being ...
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“Silky pure.” Top Canadian blogger and buyer Michael Godel on 2010 La Bogliona

Here's what top Canadian wine blogger, author, and wine buyer Michael Godel (above) had to say about the ...
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Taste Scarpa with winery director Riikka Sukula and Italian wine educator Jeremy Parzen Nov. 7 in Houston

Scarpa winery director Riikka Sukula and Italian wine educator Jeremy Parzen will be leading a seminar and guided ...
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“Timorasso clusters are perfect!”

Scarpa began harvesting its Timorasso grapes this week. "The clusters are perfect," says winery director Riikka Sukula. This ...
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Belbo da Bardon, a classic Piedmontese restaurant and one of the region’s best wine cellars

The legendary Monferrato restaurant Belbo da Bardon doesn't have a website. Evidently it needs no introduction. But it ...
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Kerin O’Keefe: 92 points for 2011 La Bogliona Barbera d’Asti

Scarpa 2011 Barbera d'Asti Superiore La Bogliona 92 points Aromas of baked plum, scorched earth, leather and balsamic ...
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Can Barbera age?

One of the coolest things about Scarpa is that the winery has an amazing library of wines dating ...
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“Scarpa is the wine that winemakers (when not drinking their own) drink”

"Scarpa is the wine that winemakers (when not drinking their own) drink." That's what Biondivino, one of the ...
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Leading American wine writer and blogger Joe Roberts reviews Scarpa current releases

Here's top American wine writer and blogger Joe Roberts tasting note for the Scarpa 2014 Rouchet, which he ...
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Ian D’Agata on the 1962 Scarpa Barolo Riserva Speciale: “Clearly, this wine proved me wrong.”

One of the things we'll be doing here on the new Scarpa U.S. blog is aggregating current and ...
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Welcome to the Scarpa blog!

In September 2019, Antica Casa Scarpa asked Italian wine and food writer, educator, and historian Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. ...
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