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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April 30, 2012

meatless monday wine pairing

A vegetarian burrito can take a Meatless Monday wine pairing in a zillion different directions. It's all about what's in the filling. With plenty of green, herbaceous flavors inside this...

April 29, 2012

asparagus wine

There is a lot of talk about asparagus being difficult to pair with wine, so maybe the solution is to make wine from asparagus? While perusing the varying opinions on wine and asparagus, I came...

April 28, 2012

wines spicy hot peppers

Nothing wrong with a cold beer to fan the flames of spicy hot peppers, but there are also some wines that can do the trick. For me, the key is a little bit of sweetness. Just like making a BBQ sauce...

April 27, 2012

hilliard's saison summer beer can

After a long day of tasting red wines, nothing refreshes like a cold beer. And Hilliard's Saison, made in Seattle, is going to be my summer beer. Saison is a style of beer that, according to the...

April 26, 2012

music winemakers

Inspiration for winemakers often comes from working in the vineyards, but many vintners credit a background in music for helping them become better at their craft. According to an article in the New...

April 25, 2012

vineyard marlborough new zealand

Thought most famous for Sauvignon Blanc, the vineyards of Marlborough, New Zealand, produce a wide variety of other grapes. For example, Seresin Estate (where this photo was taken) also produces...

April 24, 2012

california wine jug wine

While extolling the quality of Washington State wine, Governor Chris Gregoire had this to say about California wine: "They make jug wine. We make fine wine." As reported in SFGate, the...

April 23, 2012

meatless monday wine pairing

A spicy Moroccan chickpea spaghetti with the strong flavors of cumin and the heat of cayenne is a great way to start off my Meatless Monday wine pairing. Balanced by the sweetness of honey and the...

April 22, 2012

moscato d'asti sunday brunch

For a fun and festive Sunday brunch, nothing refreshes like a glass of fizzy, gently sweet Moscato d'Asti. This frizzante wine, hailing form the Asti region of Italy, is low in alcohol and a...

April 21, 2012

beer dirty name banned alabama

If you're looking for a beer called "Dirty Bastard" in Alabama, you won't be able to find it because the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has banned the sale of it....

April 20, 2012

red wines alto adige

While the mountain-stream pure white wines of Italy's breathtaking Alto Adige region have always been a favorite, the red wines deserve their due as well. At a recent industry tasting and seminar...

April 19, 2012

state of the wine industry

Who are the largest wine consumers and what generation might grow the most in wine consumption? The Silicon Valley Bank has released its "State of the Wine Industry Report" and has created...

April 18, 2012

menetou-salon loire valley

Though overshadowed by it's more famous neighbor, Sancerre, Menetou-Salon is a wine region in France's Loire Valley that can also produce some lovely and memorable Sauvignon Blanc. And while...

April 17, 2012

green wines earth day

What are green wines? That's the exact question wine.com has asked and answered. With Earth Day right around the corner, the online wine retailer has posted an informative infographic covering...

April 16, 2012

ingredients in wine

Current labeling laws do not require a list of ingredients in your wine, but that may change if consumers demand more information about what is in the bottle. In an interesting feature in New York,...

April 15, 2012

vinho verde portuguese white wine

If you're looking for a light, slightly fizzy, and fun white wine, look for the Broadbent Vinho Verde. This Portuguese white wine is lower in alcohol than typical white wines, and is bottled with...

April 14, 2012

canned salmon recycled art

Here's a clever piece of recycled art: a salmon made from used salmon cans. While most of us just put our leftover cans into the recycle bin, one enterprising artist paid tribute to the contents...

April 13, 2012

chile sauvignon blanc

With such a long coastline, it seems appropriate that Sauvignon Blanc from Chile pairs perfectly with seafood. I took park in a live, online blogger tasting sponsored by Wines of Chile exploring...

April 12, 2012

decant wine

When do you need to decant wine? Here are 3 reasons. And, do not fear, it does not have to be a formal occasion requiring specific attire or any equipment beyond a corkscrew and a glass vessel...

April 11, 2012

elena arzak veuve clicquot world's best female chef 2012

Elena Arzak, Joint Head Chef at Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain, is the winner of the 2012 Veuve Clicquot World's Best Female Chef award. She will be honored at the upcoming World's 50 Best...

April 10, 2012

margaret river western australia vineyard

While Australia's most famous wine may be Shiraz, the wines from the Margaret River in Western Australia illustrate the vast diversity of wines being produced in this country. Especially notable...

April 9, 2012

wine vintage charts

It's easy to look at wine vintage charts and make a judgment based on a point score. A vintage for a wine region gets 97 points? Good. Another vintage gets 87 points? Bad. (We live in an...

April 8, 2012

easter chocolate candy

Adults who love Easter chocolate candy should seek out a sweet wine from the region of Banyuls in Southern France. Not far from the border of Spain, Banyuls is a chocolate-loving fortified wine. Long...

April 7, 2012

carrot ginger soup wine

Wine with soup? Why not? A carrot ginger soup has sweetness from the carrots and spiciness from the ginger that would be great with a German Riesling. It's a wine with a touch of sweetness to...

April 6, 2012

pheasant's tears georgia wine

I'm not talking about literally drinking a Pheasant's Tears. First of all, how do you make a pheasant cry? Pheasant's Tears is a winery hailing from Georgia (the country, not the state)....

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