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]

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]

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