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.
3 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...
3 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...
4 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 ...
1 year 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Like many Europhile wine professionals who came of age in the 1990s, I believed that California wine was outdated and out of sync with the rising food culture of the time.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 ...
2 years ago | Stuff You Should Know About
Camerata wine director Chris Poldoian and Houston-based wine collector Raj Natarajan have teamed up to organize Wine Above Water, a fund-raising event to benefit Houston wine industry workers displaced by flooding during Hurricane Harvey. The Sund...
2 years ago | Wine Time
As the city of Houston continues to grow at breakneck speed, so does its fine wine scene. Our wine writer recently visited five different wine bars and wine-centric restaurants in the Missouri City and Sugar Land area. And he was impressed by how ...