Wine Tasting Cruise | Sept 9 | SS Jeremiah O’Brien | San Francisco Bay

Saturday, September 9, 2017

12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

San Francisco Bay Wine Tasting Cruise Aboard the SS Jeremiah O’Brien


Join us for a spectacular afternoon of wine tasting sailing the bay aboard the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, one of only two remaining WWII Liberty ships, and help preserve an important piece of naval history! Parmeson along 12 other wineries, are generously donating their wines for this fundraising event to support the O’Brien’s drydock campaign. Drydock repairs ensure that this 74-year-old National Historic Landmark continues to sail the Bay.


Set sail from Pier 45 in San Francisco for this annual bay wine cruise. Enjoy stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, Bay Bridge and the San Francisco Skyline, while sipping amazing wines and enjoying a delicious lunch. Guests will have the chance to explore this historic ship’s galley, crew quarters, gun mounts, exhibits and the triple expansion steam engine featured in the movie, Titanic. Special wine club member price is $100, please click here to register and enter PARMESON to receive your discounted price.

Wine Dinner | July 13th | Patrenella’s | Houston, TX

Join me at Patrenella’s at 6:30pm Thursday July 13th.

Call or text 281-468-2435 for reservations and information.

Gourmet Cicchetti and Wine Pairing $50/person tax and tip included

813 Jackson Hill
Houston, TX 77007

Course 1 – Calamari with a lemon sauce
Parmeson Chardonnay

Course 2 – Mixed green salad with a citrus-based dressing
Parmeson Rosé of Pinot Noir

Course 3 – Spicy marinara pasta
Parmeson Pinot Noir

Course 4 – Sammy’s eggplant
Parmeson Zinfandel

See you there!! Cheers!

Wine Dinner | July 10th | Kitchen 713 | Houston, TX

Come join me for an evening at Kitchen 713 in Houston, TX on Monday, July 10th 6pm.

Seating is very limited so please call (713) 842-7114 to make reservations or purchase tickets at the following link:


$115/person plus tax and gratuity

$200/couple plus tax and gratuity


4601 Washington Avenue #130
​Houston, TX 77007



Raw oyster: Cured Strawberries, Brown Butter, Truffle, Chervil

Parmeson Rosé of Pinot Noir


Butter Poached Lobster: Fermented Black-Bean Curry Leaf Vinaigrette, Sweet Corn Puree, Grapefruit Essence

Parmeson Chardonnay


East African Roasted Lamb Chops: Eggplant Caviar, Seared Gem Lettuce, Cherry-Agrodolce

Parmeson Pinot Noir


Smoked Beef Belly: Valdeon Cheese “Fondue”, Pickled Mushroom, Farro “Risotto”

Parmeson Zinfandel

Shaded Bliss (After Dinner Drink)

Bourbon, egg whites, House cherry bitters, espresso, Pedro Ximenez sherry, creme de cocoa


2014 Cabernet | 9.4 from Smith Mountain Eagle – Wine Talk – Bob Bryden

Parmeson Wines, Sonoma County,

I recently had the pleasure of tasting wines from this relatively new winery. Quite by accident I found out that the son of one of my college fraternity brothers owns this winery; so, I ordered a Cabernet Sauvignon ($$$), a Chardonnay ($$), and a Pinot Noir ($$) to see how he was doing. The Cabernet Sauvignon was outstanding with very soft tannins, a super smooth mouthfeel, and with a slight floral note that was just perfect. I gave it a 9.4 out of 10 on my account and promptly ordered a case. A few weeks later, after tasting the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir, I did the same; so, that should tell you something. Winemaker Tom Parmeson also makes a Zinfandel ($$) from vines planted in the 1890’s (Old vine Zinfandel is highly prized) that is receiving high accolades, but I haven’t tried one of those yet.  These wines should be available locally soon, but I don’t know yet what the pricing will be. They are available online now at the winery website for shipment to Virginia, but Blue Ridge Beverage will be their distributor when their Virginia license is approved. Keep an eye out for these wines.

Wine Tasting | April 26th | Veritas Steak & Seafood | Sugarland, TX

Come join me and taste wines from around the world at a wine tasting at Veritas Steak & Seafood in Sugarland, TX on April 26th from 6 to 9 pm.

1550 Lake Pointe Pkwy #500
Sugar Land TX 77478

Here is the info from Veritas:
Join us for our 2nd annual wine tasting from around the world. With over 50 wines from around the world there won’t be much we won’t cover. Weather permitting this event will be held out on our balcony over looking the water. Cheers!