Barboursville Vineyards: A Visit to Virginia Wine Country

Posted on: January 7th, 2017 by
Jameson Fink Barboursville Vineyards

Though a blustery day, as fall faded and winter arrived, my visit to Barboursville Vineyards in Virginia was nonetheless memorable. Significantly for an impromptu photoshoot with my friend Tracey Salazar. I was in DC visiting Tracey and her husband, Patrick, and we went for a day-long jaunt out to Barboursville to deliver one of her prints [More]

On Champagne and Steak: The Hey Human Podcast

Posted on: January 2nd, 2017 by
steak and champagne

Hi there and welcome to 2017. One of the highlights of my 2016 was a (brief) trip to Nashville. My guide was Susan Ruth, a performing songwriter. While I was in town I sat down with her as a guest on the Hey Human Podcast. And Champagne and steak was set in front of me [More]

Magnums for New Year’s Eve, Please

Posted on: December 31st, 2016 by
Lini 910 Labrusca Rosso Lambrusco

I put together a little roundup of New Year’s Eve sparkling wine suggestions for Wine Enthusiast. My pick? Naturally, rosé Champagne. But the selections run the gamut from fizzy to fancy. One thing I forgot to mention when it comes to New Year’s Eve bottles is GO BIG. I was reminded of this when I [More]

Eclectic Guide to Holiday Value Wines

Posted on: December 18th, 2016 by
Photo by James Cridland via Flickr

What happens when you poll the staff at Wine Enthusiast for holiday wine picks, all $20 or less? You get quite an assortment of bottles. Check out what eight of us, if lucky enough to be invited to your place, would bring to your festive occasion. Here’s the breakdown: Countries Represented Australia United States South Africa [More]

Quick Thoughts on Drinking Wine in New York

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 by
Zadie's Oyster Room

I can say one thing about James “The Wine Guy” Melendez I feel confident I cannot say about anyone else: I’ve spent time with him in Lodi, California and Champagne, France. The former experience was at the Wine Bloggers Conference, the latter when we were both on a press trip to the homeland of my all-time favorite wines. [More]

How Did You Get Into Wine?

Posted on: November 10th, 2016 by
Jameson Fink Wine

It’s a question I get asked a lot. And I provide the answer in audio form on…. The Wine Enthusiast Podcast Yes, we’ve launched a podcast. And yours truly is part of the cast of characters. Want to hear my stories about Bartles & Jaymes and Bruce Willis? Duh, right? Here you go: Also on the [More]

Pinot Meunier and Champagne: From a Supporting to a Starring Role

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by
José Michel Pinot Meunier Champagne

When it comes to the grapes that make up Champagne, you hear a lot about Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. And not so much about Pinot Meunier. Considering still wines, the former duo is justifiably famous. (Hello, Burgundy.) Both have plenty of household recognition as well. But I like to root for the underdog. That’s why I decided to look [More]

Learning in Lodi: Wine Bloggers Conference 2016

Posted on: October 9th, 2016 by
Jameson Fink Bechthold Vineyard

I was invited to be on a panel at the Wine Bloggers Conference, held in Lodi, California and have now had (quite) a while to reflect on my experience. Here are some of the things I learned about the region. It was my first time visiting, so I had a lot to digest. When I [More]

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