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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October 3, 2012

cheese gougeres

Cheese gougeres, especially when pillowy and freshly baked, are a lovely accompaniment to a glass of wine. But what kind of wine? Red? White? Dare I suggest a sweet wine? Ok, I will. Because this is...

September 29, 2012

breweries of europe map

If you are a fan of the breweries of Europe, you're going to want this map (over seven square feet in size) to adorn your wall, home bar, or beer shrine. Pop Chart Lab has created a map featuring...

September 18, 2012

padron pepper vegetarian pizza italian rosé

Would an Italian rosé would be an apropos choice for a padron pepper vegetarian pizza? It doesn't take much arm-twisting for me to order a dry rosé to find out, and there is nothing like...

September 12, 2012

okanagan valley wine

Pursuing my growing thirst for Okanagan Valley wine, and particularly the white wines, I recently got in touch with the winemaker at Red Rooster Winery, Karen Gillis. Taken by a sample bottle of her...

September 7, 2012

british columbia white wine concrete

In a wine world full of stainless steel tanks and oak barrels, a concrete egg certainly is attention-getting. But after your curiosity subsides, you'll find there are (ahem) concrete reasons for...

August 28, 2012

Champagne flute

Nothing pleases me more than the sight of a Champagne flute being set within my grasp. But after visiting Ambonnay Champagne Bar in Portland, Oregon, I might be changing my tune. Not about Champagne...

August 14, 2012

best red wine pizza

It's summer, it's hot out, and a blistering, bubbling pizza arrives in front of you. What's the best red wine to drink? How about something with a nice chill on it? That's dry, and (...

August 10, 2012

dessert wine muscat de saint jean de minervois

The lion's share of attention in the world of wine is dedicated to red wine, but I want to wave the flag for some unheralded dessert wine. And just like you don't need a burger or a steak to...

August 3, 2012

california olive oil

Normally when you talk about olive oil, thoughts immediately go to an idyllic Italian setting, full of green freshness and rolling hills. But a recent tasting highlighting California olive oil from...

July 28, 2012

assyrtiko santorini white wine

One of the first things you'll notice when looking at Assyrtiko vines on the Greek Island of Santorini is, well, they don't much look like typical grape vines. The haphazardly-spaced and...

July 19, 2012

cupping coffee in seattle

Coffee and wine are two things I have deep love for, and enjoy daily. Though normally I don't have wine at breakfast. (Unless it's Moscato d'Asti--the ultimate breakfast wine --and I have...

July 16, 2012

wine handbag

Form and function combine in a handbag for wine lovers to discreetly and stylishly have a bottle at hand for whatever occasion may arise. Swiss Designer Claudia Eicke has created the Envoyage Taschen...

July 14, 2012

castilla la mancha wine

The list of descriptors attached to the flavor of wine is vast, dizzying, puzzling, and often the sum of the parts add up to something meaningless for the vast majority of wine drinkers. "...

July 9, 2012

vinsanto santorini wine

Eggplant ice cream seems a bit far-fetched in the world of frozen desserts, but smoked eggplant ice cream sounds absolutely crazy. Yet, somehow, it was delicious on its own and downright magical with...

June 27, 2012

new york soda ban dry soda

New York Mayor Micheal Bloomberg's proposed soda ban has been a hot-button issue among consumers. While many see the proposal as a step in the right direction to combat an obesity epidemic,...

June 25, 2012

red wine ice pops popsicles

They had me at red wine, but the idea of red wine ice pops sent me running to the store to test out this wine-infused adult summer frozen treat. I recently opened a very happy package including an...

June 13, 2012

serious turley white zinfandel california

A serious White Zinfandel? Seriously? Yes. Cult Zinfandel producer Turley Wine Cellars is turning heads and smashing stereotypes with their dry version, as Jon Bonné reports on SFgate.com. Though you...

June 12, 2012

beaujolais red wine

If you only know Beaujolais from the annual Nouveau celebration, you are missing out on some of the most charming and under-appreciated red wines in the world. Red Beaujolais is made from the Gamay...

June 11, 2012

meatless monday wine pairing

With oyster sauce, yellow soy bean paste, black soy sauce, and a lot more, this Pad See Ew With Tofu and Vegetables makes for a challenging Meatless Monday Wine Pairing. With all these deep, earthy...

June 10, 2012

natural cider basque country

If you are looking for a unique way to experience the apple in liquid, fermented form, natural cider (sagardo naturala) from the Basque country is like no other hard cider. The sagardo naturala...

June 7, 2012

organic viognier la mancha

Viognier is a grape most famously grown in the Northern Rhone region of France but has started to make an appearance globally. Coming across an organic Viognier from La Mancha, Spain, was an...

June 6, 2012

white burgundy chardonnay bernard moreau

There are plenty of dismissive and derisive comments made at the expense of Chardonnay, but fortunately there is enough fantastic White Burgundy out there to restore faith, evoke emotions, and...

June 5, 2012

georg riedel wine glasses wine history

No name is more famous when it comes to wine glasses than Riedel. Through eleven generations dating back to 1678, when Johann Christoph Riedel was born, there has been an incredible history not just...

June 4, 2012

meatless monday wine pairing

It seems that many of my selections for a Meatless Monday Wine Pairing have skewed too heavily towards white wines, so for a Spinach and Mushroom Pasta Bake I have a red wine that can step up to meet...

June 4, 2012

meatless monday wine pairing

When I think about a dish for a Meatless Monday wine pairing, especially something that evokes summer picnics and festive outdoor times like a Grilled Potato Salad With Herb Dressing, sometimes I am...

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