In the 3rd installment of What’s For Sipper?, I dive into the philological brain of one Mr. Jeremy Parzen. I first met Jeremy back in March in Asti when he so kindly invited me to join him and some other rockstar wine dudes for a Barbera extravaganza. I became one of the Barbera 7. And my life changed. No- not really. But we had one hell of a fun time. He continues to impress with his linguistic acumen, musical skills, undying love for wife Tracie P. and knowing actually everything about Italian wine. I bow down to you.
Name: Jeremy Parzen, PhD. aka Do Bianchi aka Jar
Hometown: La Jolla, CA. Current location: Austin, TX
Favorite beverage: Nebbiolo, practically anything from 1989.
Favorite cocktail or spirit: Vodka (Absolut) martini, dry and dirty.
Favorite place to grab a drink: Train station in Vicenza, Italy.
Favorite toast: Melba and/or L’chaim.
Favorite post-dinner quaff: Bourbon (Basil Hayden).
Favorite food & beverage pairing: Lambrusco and zampone.
If you could travel to one wine region of the world where would you go? Valdobbiadene.
What’s for sipper? Tonight is erev Rosh Hashanah so probably some Manischevitz (for the nostalgia and ease of it). On any other night this week, Pichierri Tradizione del Nonno by Vinicola Savese.