Jeremy Parzen has been writing about wine for the Houston Press for more than six years. A widely respected expert in the wines of Italy, in 2016, he was named a "master of place" by Wine & Spirits magazine. A wine trade marketing consultant by day, he is also an adjunct professor at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont, Italy. He spends the rest of his free time creating music with his daughters and wife in Houston.
21 days ago | Booze
Like so many things in the new Trump America, the sparkling wine options for New Year's Eve this year in Houston seem to have been reduced to a zero-sum game: Either you drink Champagne and spend a buttload of money to sit courtside; or you drink ...
1 month ago | Booze
This year on December 24, humankind will witness an epochal event of a lifetime (if you're a millennial): The first night of Chanukah will fall on Christmas Eve. That's only happened one other time in my lifetime (I belong to Generation X), in 197...
1 month ago | Wine Time
The ever-evolving Houston wine scene continues to expand with the addition of Vinology, a wine bar and retail shop that opened its doors last week in West University (Bissonnet at Greenbriar). The brainchild of Patrick McCray, chef/owner at Divino...
2 months ago | Special Events
Like most red-white-and-blue-blooded Americans, you are probably dreading your first Trump-era Thanksgiving. The once beloved American holiday, when everyone used to come together to celebrate the blessings shared by all Americans, has now been do...
3 months ago | Beverages
Christian Varas, wine director for the River Oaks Country Club, is the winner of the 2016 Iron Sommelier prize, a competition and gala tasting event organized each year by the charitable Periwinkle Foundation. Competing against last year's winner,...
5 months ago | Wine Time
Houston-based wine professional Rachel DelRocco, who works at Camerata wine bar, won the coveted Best Sommelier title at the annual Texsom sommelier conference held at the Four Seasons hotel and resort in Irving last weekend. The event, previously...