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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June 2, 2012

breweries united states beer

With over seven square feet spanning the fifty states, the Breweries of the United States map from Pop Chart Lab is the perfect portrait of beer from small, craft producers to the giants of the...

May 30, 2012

World's Biggest Bottle of Rosé Champagne

If you're in the market for 15 liters of Rosé Champagne but only want to pop one cork, Armand de Brignac has created the world's biggest bottle of pink bubbles for you. In this image from...

May 29, 2012

the go plate tailgate beer

Where has The Go Plate been all my life? You'll never lose your beer at the next summer BBQ or tailgate party you attend with this simple but clever design that keeps one hand free for...

May 27, 2012

restarant meals size burgers fries soda

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an infographic detailing the astounding growth in the size of your restaurant hamburger, fries, and soda since the 1950s. If you are...

May 26, 2012

metro wine map california

If you're lost when it comes to navigating and understanding wine regions, the Metro Wine Map of California will help you know your grape destination. As a follow-up to his Metro Wine Map of...

May 25, 2012

watermelon keg summer cocktail

This watermelon keg, filled with your favorite summer cocktail, is sure to get plenty of attention at your next outdoor BBQ. The National Watermelon Promotion Board has provided instructions on how...

May 24, 2012

port organges douro portugal

I will confess to not drinking a lot of Port, let alone old Port. But when magically paired with an orange-tinged, custard-y tart, I was hard-pressed to think of a more perfect match. How fresh are...

May 23, 2012

chianti ruffino pizza wine cellar

Chianti is an Italian wine with a long and storied history and while there are simple versions perfect for carryout pizza, there are also examples worthy of aging for years in the wine cellar. I had...

May 21, 2012

guinness qr code pint glass beer social media

The next time you are enjoying a Guinness at your local bar, along with containing a cold beer your pint glass may also reveal a QR code. Unreadable when empty or filled with a standard, lighter-...

May 19, 2012

portuguese olive oil

During a tasting of Portuguese olive oil from Esporão, held at a restaurant in Évora, Portugal, it was interesting to note the similarity between tasting and talking about olive oil and wine....

May 16, 2012

portuguese wine pairing

When a dizzying array of dishes emerge from a kitchen including cured meat, cheese, octopus, and fava beans, what wine do you reach for? It's pretty easy to make the call for a sparkling wine,...

May 14, 2012

meatless monday wine pairing

This recipe for Peppery Absorption-Cooked Red Wine Capellini, generously shared by Michael Natkin from his new cookbook Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian...

May 13, 2012

brachetto d'acqui sunday brunch

Save the Cabernet for your dinner steak; for Sunday brunch try this light, fizzy red wine: Brachetto d'Acqui. From the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, the Brachetto grape produces a wine very...

May 12, 2012

dessert wine pancakes

No offense to maple syrup, but there are some dessert wines so sweet and unctuous that a common way to describe them after tasting is to say, "I could pour that over my pancakes." The sweet...

May 11, 2012

star wars chop sabers

If you can't use the force to get noodles, rice, or sushi into your mouth, these Star Wars "Chop Sabers" from thinkgeek.com combine the functionality of chopsticks with the flair of the...

May 10, 2012

makers mark red wax seal trademark

After a nine-year court case, a federal appellate court ruled that the red wax seal on Maker's Mark bourbon bottles is a valid trademark. As reported in Bloomberg, the lawsuit came about in 2003...

May 9, 2012

pairing chex mix and wine

While recently happily snacking on Chex Mix and (naturally) uploading a photo to Facebook, I was asked by a friend what wine I would pair with this classic salty snack mix. The first response that...

May 8, 2012

airen white wine la mancha

Though there is an incredible amount of the Airén grape planted in Spain and particularly in the La Mancha region, I was surprised that I had yet to try a Spanish white wine made from it. Airén has...

May 7, 2012

meatless monday wine pairing

A spinach and ricotta quiche is a dish rich with eggs and cheese, so I think this Meatless Monday recipe deserves a wine pairing with some heft. A California Chardonnay would be a nice match, though...

May 6, 2012

churchkey beer flat top steel can

The flat top steel can beer returns thanks to Churchkey Can Company in Seattle. Before the advent of the pull tab, a bottle opener or "churchkey" was needed to access the cold beer inside....

May 5, 2012

south african wine fair labor practices

South Africa's Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) has announced that it will be certifying wineries in regards to fair labor practices. Wineries that meet the standards set by WIETA...

May 4, 2012

francis ford coppola inglenook

One of Napa Valley's most famous and legendary wines, the 1941 Inglenook Cabernet, is a far cry from the bulk wines that carried the Inglenook name and sullied the iconic reputation beginning...

May 3, 2012

San Fereolo Dolcetto

Dolcetto is a grape that produces very fun and fresh wines in Italy's storied Piedmont region. The name of the grape translates to "little sweet one" and while the wines are dry, they...

May 2, 2012

vineyards views campania italy wine montevetrano

This dramatic backdrop for a vineyard in the Campania region of Italy is home to the Montevetrano winery, where I visited last year on a press trip sponsored by Winebow.  Our guide was owner...

May 1, 2012

peru next big wine country

The head winemaker for Chilean winery Cono Sur, Adolfo Hurtado, has his sites set on Peru. As detailed in an article in the drinks business, Hurtado has been scouting land for vineyards. What makes...

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