Jameson Fink

Years of experience in the wine business and two liberal arts degrees have led me to write about (and dream about) food, wine, and travel. I call Seattle home, but Chicago is close to my heart. I'd rather be drinking Champagne and eating popcorn right now.

I am the Wine Editor at Foodista and was nominated for a 2013 Saveur Best Food Blog Award in the Wine/Beer Category.

 

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December 15, 2013

mulled wine recipe

The only thing that makes a chilly December more manageable is getting your hands on an easy mulled wine recipe, courtesy of Mark Sexauer. He's the author of Aphrodisiacs With a Twist, a cocktail...

November 29, 2013

leftover turkey recipes

Thanksgiving may be over but you've got plenty of food. Check out these 3 leftover turkey recipes that combine creativity and deliciousness. And you can further dress up these dishes by pairing...

November 21, 2013

best affordable wines

So the turkey's all sliced and, wait. You haven't sorted out your wine situation yet? And how many people are coming over? A lot? Don't let this happen to you. Take heed and plan ahead to...

November 18, 2013

baked ziti recipe

A pan of piping-hot baked pasta, decadently sauced with a creamy, cheese-enriched bechamel sauce and enlivened by the freshness of pesto? What could be a better meal for a chilly evening? Well, you...

November 12, 2013

sweet recipes for pumpkin

With Thanksgiving coming up, you're probably thinking about what wines go with that turkey. But there's also a sweet world of wines that pair wonderfully with classic pumpkin pie, or these...

November 10, 2013

vegetarian pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin: it's not just for pies. Here are three savory and vegetarian dishes that showcase pumpkin along with some wine parings that bring out the best in each dish. Pumpkin Ravioli With Browned...

October 7, 2013

yamhill county oregon sokol blossor bounty of the county

While touring around Oregon wine country is a pleasure unto itself, what if all of the best it had to offer could be had in one place? This was the case with Bounty of the County, an event put on by...

September 16, 2013

spring valley vineyard walla walla

How do you start a winery in the middle of rolling, endless wheat fields outside of Walla Walla, Washington? In the case of Spring Valley Vineyard, it was born of out necessity. With the low price of...

September 10, 2013

bargain dry white wine touraine

Have you searched near and far for an exciting, bargain dry white wine? Me, too. That's why it's fantastic when you find something both delicious in flavor and moderate in price. To achieve...

August 20, 2013

qualicum bay scallops victoria bc

There's nothing like dining with a view but it also matters greatly what's on the table. That's why it was a pleasure to be a guest at the Chateau Victoria (a couple nights courtesy of...

August 13, 2013

chianti and pizza

I will admit a style preference when it comes to Chianti and pizza: light and elegant. Give me an easy drinking wine and a pizza that hasn't been lily-gilded with too much stuff. But every once...

August 6, 2013

victoria bc nanaimo bar

I did not ride a speedboat to visit Victoria, British Colombia from Vancouver, BC,  for a a few summer days of eating. Rather, this was my idyllic view from the sun deck of a ferry (courtesy of...

July 27, 2013

blue mountain brut british columbia wine

If you're looking to explore the wines from British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars Brut is an elegant and refreshing way to begin your journey. I recently had...

July 11, 2013

how to bbq asado

I wish I could tell you how to BBQ like a champion from personal experience: building the fire, tending the grill for hours, juggling a variety of meats and cuts so that they are all cooked...

June 25, 2013

alsace riesling dry

Riesling is always a sweet wine, right? With apologies to John McLaughlin, I have one word to say about that notion: "WRONG!" But the stigma of sweetness still haunts Riesling. Fortunately...

June 7, 2013

national doughnut day

In honor of National Doughnut Day, did you ever wonder how many people have the name Doughnut or Donut? (And, by the way, which spelling do you prefer? Or is that too contentious a topic?) Thanks to...

June 3, 2013

best port wine for beginners

I'll admit to some trepidation when it comes to deciding on the best port wine for beginners. Though I'm all for getting people to explore this legendary fortified wine, even I can use some...

May 24, 2013

what would brian boitano make cookbook

You may have seen his show on The Cooking Channel, but now you can also enjoy "What Would Brian Boitano Make?" in cookbook form. His first cookbook was released earlier this month. I had...

May 16, 2013

red wine ice bucket

Why, yes, I will happily put red wine in an ice bucket. Especially if its hot outside and I am demanding a little more refreshment from my red wine. But not just any red wine will do. I am...

April 28, 2013

bears in vineyard

If weather and the vagaries of agriculture weren't enough to worry about, some wineries also have to worry about bears in their vineyards. They can eat up to 100 pounds of grapes a day. This is...

April 9, 2013

bottles of wine

We've long accepted that the standard size for bottles of wine is 750ml. Enough with the tyranny of the 3/4ths liter! It's time to start demanding a full liter of wine in each bottle. That...

April 1, 2013

white rioja

Have you tried a white Rioja? Though Spain's best-known wine region is justifiably famous for its long-lived, Tempranillo-based red wines, why not be a bit of a contrarian and explore Rioja's...

March 25, 2013

sparkling red moscato brazil

Recently I tried an assortment of wines from Brazil and, surprisingly, ended up most captivated by a sparkling red Moscato. (OK, to me it looks more like a sparkling rosé, but I'm done quibbling...

March 14, 2013

crazy wine pairings strawberries sardines sparkling rosé

I've certainly encountered many crazy wine pairings, but none more memorable than strawberries, sardines, and sparkling rosé. I wish I could take credit for it, but I have to tip my hat (and...

March 2, 2013

make irish coffee amazing

It doesn't take much to make Irish coffee. Coffee (surprise!), whiskey, sugar, and cream. But, like anything you eat or drink, when you have the best ingredients, perfectly prepared, the simple...

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