The Wines of Scarpa

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


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Arriving by subway and a swift walk through the streets of New York City, three wine bloggers (whom I met just 20 minutes earlier in the lobby of our Chelsea-Manhattan hotel) and I arrived at the Peking Duck House for the first of many wine tasting events we’d be attending together over the course of the next day and a half. Directed to the back room, we were able to briefly meet some of the other attending bloggers before taking a seat at one of three tables that were clearly set for our first Snooth PVA wine tasting. The twelve glasses placed at each setting were filled with wine from Scarpa, a 150 year old winery located in the Italian wine region of Piedmont. Only can a group of wine writers arrive at a restaurant to find their tables completely filled with wine glasses, and not an ounce of food (except for the palate cleansing crackers, of course).

After briefly looking over the list of wines that were poured into the twelve glasses in front of me, I realized I was about to taste some seriously high-caliber wines. Ranging in vintages from 2007 to 1978, with prices from $52 dollars a bottle to $500 dollars a bottle, our weekend of wine tasting was most certainly beginning with a bang. And, it was all about Scarpa’s Barbera d'Astis and Barolos...


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  • Snooth User: Eric Guido
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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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