About

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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 is Us.

What began as a collective of Piedmontese culture, history, arts, and gastronomy from one man has grown into something much bigger.

The outpouring of love and concern for Italy, Piedmont, and the Monferrato, as well as the winery during the COVID pandemic made it clear that the time was right to make this project something more.

The team decided to use this opportunity to create a digital scrapbook, where you will find guest pieces by wine lovers and Scarpa enthusiasts from all over the world, sharing their tales of the winery and its wines, the region, and the culture.

Because Scarpa is all of us. 

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 project’s goal 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 coming months, the site will feature musings from across the world, always in English, reflecting on and celebrating the beauty of the wines, the region, and the culture.

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We’re looking to more Scarpa wines and Piedmont culture here on the blog.

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