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]

How to Build a Cheeseburger and Pair it with Wine

Posted on: September 8th, 2016 by
LA County Fair Cheeseburger

A cheeseburger is like a pizza when it comes to wine pairings. You have your basic versions: bun, cheese, patty and crust, sauce, cheese, respectively. Though there are purists, few people stop there. Think of all the toppings for a pizza. Contemplate all the condiments for a cheeseburger. Is there one wine that can do [More]

Sparkling Rosé: 5 Under $25 To Try

Posted on: August 8th, 2016 by
champange flute cakespy

  I am nuts for dry rosé and sparkling wine, separately. So sparkling rosé, the culmination of two of my favorite categories of wine, really floats my boat. A la peanut butter and jelly, the duo getting together makes something greater than the sum of its parts. It’s a simple equation: Bubbles plus rosé equals wine heaven. And [More]

Talking Wine at Restaurants on Snacky Tunes

Posted on: August 4th, 2016 by
Jameson Nils 100 Best Wine Restaurants

What a treat to be on Snacky Tunes, the excellent radio show where the talk is about food and music. I was there with Wine Enthusiast Food Editor Nils Bernstein to go behind the scenes on America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2016. Snacky Tunes Episode 261 Wine Enthusiast Magazine and Startchild & The New Romantic So what do we discuss with hosts Darin and [More]

On Wine Blogging: Turning Your Passion into a Profession

Posted on: July 30th, 2016 by
jameson fink long island

In 2004 I started a wine blog. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine 11 years later giving away almost everything I owned, moving across the country to a taxidermy-strewn and roach-ridden East Village NYC apartment, and commuting by subway, train, and cab for a job as Senior Editor at Wine Enthusiast magazine. I feel [More]

Ashbrook Estate Verdelho: A Margaret River Discovery

Posted on: May 23rd, 2016 by
Ashbrook Estate Verdelho

When I think of Margaret River, a picturesque wine region in Western Australia, two white wines come to mind: Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon (“SBS”) blends. But bumping into a grape I most associate with Portugal, Verdelho, in this neck of the wine world? Really? Cool. 2014 Ashbrook Estate Verdelho I first tasted this bottle at Vinyl Wine, [More]

California Melon from Lieu Dit: Muscadet Fans Take Note

Posted on: May 7th, 2016 by
lieu dit california melon

If you love Muscadet as much as I do, here’s a wine to hoard. Or purchase and share, whatevs. It’s California Melon. The former being the state (duh) and the later being the name of the grape. Muscadet from the Loire Valley is a wine made from the Melon (de Bourgogne) grape. Outside of this [More]

Take Me To Your Liter: 1L Bottles of Wine

Posted on: April 30th, 2016 by
1l bottles of wine

I’ve been crushing on this format for years. These 1L bottles of wine pop up randomly and it delights me to discover a new one. Who doesn’t look at a standard 750ml bottle and think of a conversation along these lines: “Say man, you got an extra 33% of wine?” “Uh, no, not on me, man.” [More]

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