2013: Reviewing My Year in Wine and Food Books

Posted on: December 30th, 2013 by

my book club only reads wine labelsTaking a look back at all the blogging I did this year, I sure plowed through some thoughtful and thought-provoking books about both wine and food. And non-eating/drinking related books also inspired me indirectly and even directly. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane:

BONUS! My Year in Wine Films:

130 - Hose

  • Leading Between The Vines, a sentimental film about soil, Riesling, and Germany by Terry Theise, struck me more regarding what it had to say about the tensions between generations in a family business than for the geeky wine chat.
  • Red Obsession, a documentary concerning wine, Bordeaux, and China, transported me back to my grad school days, thinking about the confluence of culture, class, gender, and colonialism. Warwick Ross, who is Red Obsession’s Producer/Co-Director/Co-Writer, was kind enough to answer my queries and concerns about the title of the film and East/West dichotomy it presents.
  • I chatted with Jason Wise, Writer/Director of SOMM, the #1 movie of the year when it came to fresh-cut garden hose references.

What food and wine media rocked your world in 2013?

Uncut garden hose via el_finco.

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2 Responses

  1. Liz Eisler says:

    I would love your fried green tomatoes recipe as featured in Dabble. I can’t find it on their site.

    • Jameson Fink says:


      I do not have the recipe, but the dish is from Vic’s on the River in Savannah, GA, and they do have a cookbook available. Hopefully its in there. If not, there are a lot of recipes online for this classic dish.



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