Taste with Italian wine scribbler Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D., Wed. 7/6.

Some of you know him from Boulder Burgundy Festival where he’s been the event’s official blogger for more than a decade.

Next Wednesday, July 6, Boulder Wine Merchant’s good friend Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. — an Italian-focused wine and food historian — will join us for a complimentary tasting of four exclusive Italian wines (see below).

After completing his Ph.D. in Italian literature at U.C.L.A. in the late 90s, the San Diego native moved to New York City where he shifted his focus to food and wine. By 2005, University of California Press had published his translation of a 15th century Italian cookery book. And he had begun writing regularly for a wide range of food and wine mastheads, including La Cucina Italiana, Italy’s “National Geographic” of gastronomy.

But it was his (mostly) wine blog Do Bianchi, named after a Venetian expression meaning “two glasses of white wine,” that put him on the map of Italian wine experts in the U.S. In 2016, Wine and Spirits magazine named him as one of the country’s leading authorities on Italian wine.

Today, when he’s not teaching food and wine communications at the Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont, Italy, he lives in Houston with his wife Tracie (whom a lot of you know, too!), their two daughters, Georgia (10) and Lila Jane (8), and their two Chihuahuas.

Next Wednesday, from 5-7 p.m., Jeremy will be pouring four of our favorite wines, including a white from Sicily, a rosé from Lake Garda, and two reds from Tuscany:

Benanti Etna Bianco 2020 ($33.98)
Marangona Chiaretto Riviera del Garda Classico Rosato 2021 ($25.98)
Istine Chianti Classico 2019 ($33.98)
Cerbaiona Sangiovese IGT  2019 ($67.98)

Please join us for what is sure to be a fantastic evening of wine and conversation. We know you’ll enjoy chatting and tasting with our good friend.

Photo by Marcello Marengo.