Welcome to the Scarpa blog!

In September 2019, Antica Casa Scarpa asked Italian wine and food writer, educator, and historian Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. to create and launch a blog devoted to the historic estate.

The result is this blog: Scarpa in the U.S.

But the winery also wanted the content to feature Piedmontese culture, history, arts, and gastronomy — the world in which Piedmont’s viticulture lives and breathes.

As a legacy estate that has played a key role in developing grape growing and winemaking in the Langhe and Monferrato hills since the Second World War, Scarpa wanted its blog not to focus solely on the wines and winemaking philosophy. Instead, the goal of this project is to give the wine lover and reader the broader context of why the wines of Scarpa are integral to the identity of Barbera d’Asti, Barolo, and Barbaresco.

At the same time, the estate also wanted the writing to document the growing and exciting new wine culture in the United States among professionals and laypeople alike. In an Italian wine market ever more saturated, Scarpa has been thrilled to see the great response from sommeliers, restaurateurs, wine shops, and collectors across North America. And so part of the mission here on the Scarpa U.S. blog is to provide a space where American wine professionals and wine lovers can share their appreciation and insights into the wines of Scarpa.

Over the next 12 months, Jeremy will also be traveling across the country pouring and talking about the wines — including dinners, seminars, and in-store tastings. Follow the blog for updates on dates, cities, and venues.

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We’re looking forward to a year of Scarpa wines and Piedmont culture here on the blog.

Welcome! We hope you’ll follow along!

Jeremy Parzen
September 2019

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