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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February 27, 2013

best oregon wine

Pinot Noir is considered to be the best Oregon wine, and rightly so. But if you are searching for new wines to enjoy from this state, look beyond Pinot Noir. There are some lovely Chardonnays being...

February 17, 2013

rupert symington port

The city of Porto is breathtaking, but when you need to unwind and contemplate all that beauty, what more appropriate beverage than Port? And you don't have to be on the banks of the Douro river...

February 10, 2013

sunday brunch menu

Maybe your Sunday brunch menu isn't being enjoyed in the poshest of settings. But nothing makes the most mundane brunch locale seem fancy and fanciful like a fine bottle of sparkling wine. In...

February 2, 2013

marriage equality egalite sparkling wine

To commemorate and celebrate recent victories across the county allowing gay Americans to legally wed, a new sparkling wine, Égalité (French for "Equality"), has been created. The launch of...

January 27, 2013

napa chardonnay oak

I've been on a California Chardonnay tear recently. Maybe you read my last missive about the subject, permeated with a hearty dose of enthusiasm for Chardonnay that spends plenty of time getting...

January 20, 2013

texas bbq brisket and wine

What, no beer? That's right, it was time to find out if wine could hang with Texas-style BBQ brisket. (Smoked in Seattle.) Through a serendipitous chain of events, I was introduced to Jack...

January 13, 2013

aged white wine Jasnières

It's time to admit that after many years and many bottles, I'm still trying to figure out aged white wine. Matt Kramer's recent post on Wine Spectator ("Is It Worth It to Age Wines...

January 10, 2013

boredeaux clairet

Ah, nothing like gathering around a blazing fire, warding off the chill of the season with a combination of flaming wood and a glass of...rosé? Well, not quite rosé. Bordeaux Clairet, to be specific...

January 3, 2013

cheap cava from spain

Gah, I know I'm not supposed to say "cheap." Yes, this Parés Baltà Cava Brut is an inexpensive sparkling wine from Spain. And it's fun to drink. So I like to call it "cheap and...

December 26, 2012

sparkling rose new year's eve fireworks

Enjoy the New Year's Eve fireworks show at a safe distance, but if you want some (flavor) explosions in your glass, grab a bottle or three of these festive, colorful sparkling rosés. They are...

December 20, 2012

wine for the holidays infographic

Clearly I need to redouble my efforts, as this infographic  from Beringer detailing our predilections for wine for the holidays shows a sad lack of rosé. Yes, wintertime, with its Thanksgiving...

December 17, 2012

wine and foodista

Turns out 2008 was a pretty exceptional vintage for food blogs. But what's food without a little wine? So while I haven't been with Foodista for the entire five years (just 3+ years), I...

December 13, 2012

top chef seattle episode 6

John kicks off the memorable moments of Top Chef Seattle Episode 6 by alienating every card-carrying member of the AARP. He took a look at the guest judge for the Quickfire and stated, "I see...

December 12, 2012

allrecipes 2012 food trends recap

Hot or not? The recently released Allrecipes 2012 Food Trends Recap has some surprising (and not so surprising) results based on data culled from their site. Winners include Paleo foods and the...

December 5, 2012

wine enthusiast top 100 wines 2012

Nothing like a end-of-the-year list to get people talking, and the Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines of 2012 is no exception. The infographic below doesn't give you a countdown from 100 to 1,...

December 1, 2012

oaky buttery chardonnay

Am I going to have to turn in my Wine Geek Club Card for confessing to enjoy an oaky, buttery Chardonnay? Sure, I could have kept this incident under wraps. It took place in the privacy of my own...

November 27, 2012

cooking for one

So it's just you and, once again, you're cooking for one. So what? Do not panic, do not give up, do not be discouraged. Your dinner does not have to be pizza, takeout, or vodka. (Though I...

November 14, 2012

thanksgiving dinner wines

How do you take the terror out of bringing the right Thanksgiving dinner wines to present to your host? A host who has a definite personality and profile when it comes to enjoying wine (or not...

November 11, 2012

exciting malbec chile

Perhaps Argentina comes to mind when you think about places making exciting Malbec? Couldn't blame you. It certainly has taken wine drinkers here in the US (and all over the world) by storm for...

November 2, 2012

chateau musar lebanon

I'll admit it. I'm a nerd. In all aspects of my life, nerd-dom reigns supreme. Naturally, it is a guiding principle in my feeling and sentiment when it comes to wine. Which was why I was...

October 25, 2012

sparkling rosé chile

Wherever I travel, the second I step off a plane I am thinking about sparkling rosé. So it was with great pleasure that the first wine I encountered in Santiago (while on a trip sponsored by Wines of...

October 17, 2012

baumard cremant de loire

Sometimes I feel like an idiot, forgetting about a sparkling wine like the Baumard Cremant de Loire. And then I do my best to make up for lost time by being contrite. I must atone for this neglect! A...

October 15, 2012

blog action day

Today is Blog Action Day. Founded in 2007, this yearly online event "...brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the...

October 10, 2012

bordeaux wine labels

What makes a catchy wine label? When it comes to Bordeaux wine labels, what is going get you to pause and consider a $10-$20 bottle? While on a media trip visiting the region sponsored by Planet...

October 7, 2012

the sound of wine

What is the sound of 250 wine glasses and 130 liters of wine? "The Sound of Wine" is a short video with all the answers. I'm willing to bet you've never seen a conductor lead a...

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