The Wines of Scarpa

Gathering wine writers in a Chinese restaurant to taste some of the finest wines of Piedmont


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The Wines of Scarpa
Casa Vinicola Scarpa is a venerable house, producing, among other wines, Barolo and Barbera that virtually no one in the States is familiar with. Not imported for the past two decades, Scarpa has nonetheless continued to produce some utterly convincing Barolos and one of the world's greatest expressions of Barbera. 
I was thrilled to have been able to arrange a Grand Tasting of their wines for a group of wine writers who were in New York City last month as guests of Snooth as part of our People’s Voice Wine Awards. Among all the events scheduled over the course of a long weekend, this Scarpa tasting was the first, and in some ways the most gratifying for me. You might already know that I love the wines of Piedmont, and being able to introduce the wines of Scarpa to such an esteemed audience was a real treat. 
It's also a treat to be able to read about the event and the wines from several perspectives, which at the end of the day was the real purpose of the PVA Wine Writer's Weekend. The value of a viewpoint by itself is debatable, but the value of multiple viewpoints increases the value of each. 

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  • Snooth User: Eric Guido
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
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    This is great, I'm so sad i missed this dinner. Love how all the different perspectives come together to form a good consensus of the wines.

    Apr 10, 2013 at 7:38 PM

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