How to support central Italy after the earthquakes: Drink its wine

Apr 29, 2017 844

BY: Ellen Bhang

When earthquakes rocked central Italy last summer and fall, it was impossible not to be moved by the scenes of devastated hill towns and the news of hundreds of lives lost. Months later, many of us wonder what we can do to help. One Italian wine scholar has a suggestion — several, in fact — and all of them are delicious.

If you keep up with Italian gastronomy, you may have read the work of Jeremy Parzen, author of the blog Do Bianchi ( The Houston-based historian-translator-musician is also a professor at the University of Gastronomic Sciences (UniSG), in Pollenzo, in Piedmont, which offers master’s degree programs in food and wine culture for an international student body. Inspired by a colleague, Parzen penned a recent blog post focusing attention on winemakers in the earthquake-affected regions of Marche, Umbria, and Abruzzo.

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