Sweet and Spicy, Salty and Cheesy: A Wine Pairing Adventure - Jameson Fink

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Sweet and Spicy, Salty and Cheesy: A Wine Pairing Adventure - Jameson Fink

  1. 1. Sweet and Spicy, Salty and Cheesy: A Wine Pairing Adventure presented by Jameson Fink @jamesonfink
  2. 2. Who Am I and Why Am I Here?•  Wine Editor for foodista.com•  Wine Blogger since 2004 at jamesonfink.com•  Nominated for "Best Overall Wine Blog"•  Retail wine pro for just as long•  Visited vineyards in 9 countries, 4 states•  Dabbled in restaurant kitchen work, baking, and culinary school•  I love food bloggers, who are some of my biggest supporters and enthusiastic wine consumers
  3. 3. Do you talk about wine in your blogposts?•  IF YOU DRINK WINE WITH YOUR FOOD I WANT TO READ ABOUT IT, SEE A PHOTO OF IT, AND POSSIBLY BUY IT AND DRINK IT. MAYBE WITH YOU IF THATS NOT TOO FORWARD.•  You are flavor professionals!•  Lets collaborate!•  Food and wine together!•  PR/marketing/make money ("monetize")/ broaden readership
  4. 4. What are these wines I see?•  Chehalem Wines (@chehalemwines)•  Located in Newberg, OR in the Willamette Valley•  Founded in1990•  2010 "Inox" Chardonnay ("Inox" French abbreviation for stainless steel)•  2010 Coral Creek Pinot Noir•  2011 "Sext" Riesling (German sparkling wines are "Sekt" but for legal reasons could not call it that)
  5. 5. Whats with the pretzels, Skittles,jalapeños and cheese?•  Thanks, Evan!•  Flavors not specific foods (Steak and Cabernet)•  Sweet•  Spicy•  Salty (Snacks) Potato Chips!•  Cheese(y)
  6. 6. Lets taste some wine!•  Try each wine with a bite of each food.•  No right or wrong•  Ask questions, make comments•  Dishes youve posted that would be great with one of these wines? New blog post?•  Inspired to experiment more?•  Food and wine reception next, so...
  7. 7. Thank you and please follow:@jamesonfink@foodista@ifbc@chehalemwines@cabotcoop@johnandelana@cakespy@karenandandrew@jackiebaisa@evanwinesavvy

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