Lambrusco hits big on the West Coast thanks to our man in Cali, Jeremy Parzen
The popularity of Lini continues to grow further afield, and nowhere more spectacularly than in southern California, where our good friend Jeremy Parzen has certainly played his part in enhancing the Lambrusco producer’s success. Jeremy was instrumental in introducing Lini’s range of Lambrusco wines to these shores in 2007, where they proved an instant hit in New York City. A food and wine historian, author, Italian translator and rock musician, Jeremy now documents his experiences in wine, food, travel and music through his excellent blog, Do Bianchi.
When not writing, tasting, or touring with his pseudo-gallic band Nous Non Plus, Jeremy may be found adding to his myriad skills in decidedly unexpected ways. Dr. Parzen was recently ordained as a Rock Doctor in the Universal Life Church, and last month officiated at his first wedding — that of friends in San Diego — at which he was pleased to report Lini’s Lambrusco Rosé continued to flow liberally.
Nous Non Plus have just completed their second album, Menagerie, to be released in the new year. The song “Fille Atomique”, taken from the band’s eponymously-titled 2006 debut CD, was featured in last week’s episode of the CW11’s hit series Gossip Girl.
Grazie Jeremy for championing some of our favorite wines out west. Keep on rockin’…