Jeremy Parzen writes about wine for the Houston Press. 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.
2 months ago | Booze
For the second time in a row, the Passover and Easter overlap this year: Erev Pesach (the first night of the Jewish holiday) falls on the evening of Good Friday. And (western) Christian Easter falls on the second day of the Passover, which lasts e...
3 months ago | Internet
There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. —Heinlein It happens all across America every day, from metropoles and megalopoles (like the one we live in) to small towns in the heart of farmland: Food-focused social media users ask restaurateurs to p...
6 months ago | Booze
For those of you enjoying Champagne Socialism this holiday season, here's a follow up with gift ideas for your favorite Capitalist wine lover (just in case you happen to know one). Few readers are old enough to remember the gag from Steve Martin's...
6 months ago | Wine Time
"The Champagne socialist," wrote George Cary Eggleston in 1906, "wants everybody to be equal upon the higher plane that suits him, utterly ignoring the fact that there are not enough Champagne, green turtle, and truffles to go round." The for...
7 months ago | Booze
Texas didn't exactly experience the "blue wave" that many Democrats here had hoped for this holiday season, although two congressional districts here, one in Houston and the other in Dallas, swung left for the first time in recent memory. Despite ...
2 years ago | Wine Time
Like many Europhile wine professionals who came of age in the 1990s, I believed that California wine was outdated and out of sync with the rising food culture of the time. By 2010, as European wine was flowing irreversibly into coastal and middle ...