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Stories by Jason Clarke

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

Easter weekend is fast approaching, which marks the end of Lent, but this year, also my birthday. God in all his infinite wisdom, has decided that this Friday the 25th — my birthday, has been declared Good Friday — and a good...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

MOST WINE drinkers will find it easy to reel off the tip of our tongues the top global wine producers - France, Spain, Italy as the more popular 'old world' countries and the United States, (California and Washington state), Chile, Argentina, or...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

Sushi and wineWINE AND sushi can be challenging to pair, particularly because of the presence of wasabi and ginger.The secret is to choose aromatic whites that have an interesting mix of flavours ranging from dry to sweet. I recently had the...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

Recently, I was having a casual conversation with a colleague over a little vino at one of the wine bars in St Andrew. It so happens that he could not remember the name of a wine he had thoroughly enjoyed the week before. It...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

No reservations required, no fancy glassware, just a great bottle of something scintillating, a movie, and you have made your own little chill night. Order in, unless you don't mind flexing your chef muscles by making something really fun and...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

Today, we mark yet another year as a free nation. During our individual lives, we have our good moments and our not-so-great ones, but our birthdays we still treat as sacred and special.To celebrate our Independence, check out a few pairing options...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

Sun, sand, and sea with this heat are the ideal makings of summer. What better way to enjoy the summer and all its festivities than with a little vino or in the company of the beautiful Miss Jamaica World contestants?Summer is the perfect time for...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2015 | 11:01 PMJason Clarke

With my world travel mode engaged, I left Jamaica for a destination I have only read about: the home of Malbec, Messi and steak - Argentina. More specifically, its capital, Buenos Aires.Stepping out of the airport, I felt like I had stepped into an...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

As I have mentioned on a number of occasions, I get together with an interesting mix of characters once a month to sip, savour and compare notes on wines.Inspired by a tasting I attended of the Montes line of wines recently, this month, I played...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

Every now and again I find myself in a privileged position to experience great wines with wine lovers like myself and amazing food pairings.This time was one of those ocassions at a tasting experience with Chris Jones, who...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

Once a year, Argentina celebrates the emergence of a champion varietal and one of my personal favourites, the Malbec. The official date for the celebration is April 17, so mark it on your calendars. Tomorrow,...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

Every time I go out these days, it seems women always have a glass of wine in hand. Every woman has a particular wine she prefers, whether reds or whites, fruity or robust. Whatever the preference, off the bat, the type of wine a...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

Oh, Bacchanal! The era of the cooler  fête and the much-anticipated Carnival Sunday is fast upon us. What better way to enjoy the road or the sidewalk than with a #sweetwine?Gorgeous people in custom-made costumes "chipping down the road" means one...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

It's that time of year again when the shelves become lined with bun, and specials are offered on the good old Tastee cheese.Bun itself typically tends to be sweet and good. Bun is loaded with rich fruits, not to mention moist to the taste. Bun...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

Once a month, a group of us as friends get together to educate ourselves and try new wines. Last week's meeting was no different, and host for the evening Rosie, inspired by Diner en Blanc, themed this session accordingly - all white, but more...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

Last Wednesday, I was privileged to present some of the fundamentals of wine to the tourism management students at the University College of the Caribbean (UCC). Wine has been a part of our global history. Notwithstanding, wine is gradually becoming...

Published:Thursday | February 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke


Every now and again I am asked more intricate questions about wine and believe it might be important to examine in more detail a few concepts.


Can white wine be made from red grapes?

T...

Published:Thursday | January 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

I found myself welcoming the new year with thoughts of invincibility in my foolish idea of youth, then I was hit by another kind of reali

Published:Sunday | December 28, 2014 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

Let's taste the bubbly

Published:Thursday | December 18, 2014 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

WITH EIGHT days to go before Christmas, by now you must be feeling the Christmas cheer, even if you are a grinch like me.

Published:Thursday | November 20, 2014 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

Far too often I get asked what kinds of wines do you have with our everyday Jamaican cuisine?

Published:Thursday | November 13, 2014 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

It's that time of year again when restaurants all across Jamaica join in the ultimate celebration of wine and food for Restaurant Week (R

Published:Thursday | October 30, 2014 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

I had the privilege of attending the Kingston Bridal Expo last Sunday and partnered with Tonez Beau A Trois to pour what I consider great

Published:Thursday | October 16, 2014 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

Once a month, I get together with a group of friends to sample and experiment with wines under a particular theme.

Published:Thursday | October 9, 2014 | 12:00 AMJason Clarke

As is typical on the weekends, I try to taste something new and opted for something a little out of the ordinary than the typical Chilean

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