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3 Ideas For Wedding Day Bubbles

There’s nothing better than finding your soul mate–the one who’ll put up with all of your funny habits and bad hair days, your partner in crime and love and super boring Sundays. In fact, the only thing that comes close to that unique bond is–now, don’t lie–bubbles! Yes, sparkling wine is pretty close to true…

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March 30, 2015

Read, Drink, Listen – Edina Magazine

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In my regular column for Edina Magazine, I recommend a fresh, vibrant red to satiate your spring senses coupled with a fantastic read and fun new listen offered up by my co-writers of our monthly column for pairing!     Read, Drink, Listen Walter Langdon returns from World War I to Iowa where he buys a farm near his parents…

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March 24, 2015

California Wine Country // 3 Highlights

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Hey there! I’m Emily, Amusée’s resident media manager and long-time dabbler in the food and beverage biz. In January I had the chance to visit over twelve wineries in Napa and Sonoma, from big established wine houses with grand history and large staffs, to fledgling winemakers working alone, after hours, from scraps of interesting land…

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February 25, 2015

Fat Tuesday–King Cake Wine Pairing!

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Happy Fat Tuesday, y’all! Just because it’s cake, doesn’t mean you can’t pair a wine to it!  Check out this deliciously indulgent and celebratory wine pairing I’ve selected to pair to Mardi Gras’s most famous and iconic dessert, KING CAKE, to kick off the party!  But wait…this recipe comes with a twist! Peanut Butter & Banana King Cake…

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February 17, 2015

A Monthly Pint: Valentine’s Day Beer Pairings & Picks

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In my beer bestie, Cicerone Michael Agnew’s, monthly blog post for Amusée so appropriately coined, A Monthly Pint, Michael shares his most intimate secrets for perfect Valentine’s Day Beer & Food Pairings!   Valentine’s Day Food writer M. F. K. Fisher once said, “Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be…

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February 5, 2015

Somm Speak: Superbowl Wine Pairings

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In my most recent edition of ‘Somm Speak‘ for A Perfect Pint‘s Blog, I share a few tips for pairing wines to Super Bowl food for the big game, with an easy (and delicious) wing recipe to boot! Somm Speak: Leslee’s Perfect Super Bowl Pairings The Super Bowl. Isn’t it practically considered a ‘beer holiday’? I…

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January 29, 2015

Game Day Beer & Chip Pairings for ALDI fans!

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In my most recent blog post for ALDI, I chat beer & chip pairings for the big game!  What libation/chip pairing are you getting ready to kick off for the big weekend? Beer Tasting 101 January 23, 2015 – Hi, all! Leslee Miller here to help you get ready for the BIG GAME! When you’re craving…

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January 26, 2015

How to Taste Wine like a Pro

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Ever wonder how sommeliers are able to stick their nose in a glass and then quickly give you an analysis of the wine from its tasting notes, country of origin, grape varietal, its food pairings to its actual vintage date?  Check out these fun & easy steps I list for ALDI readers this past month regarding…

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January 23, 2015

Weeknight Paprika Chicken Recipe with Wine Pairing

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Last week while cruising through some of my most recent pins on Pinterest looking for an easy midweek chicken recipe, I came across this super easy recipe from The Kitchen Paper.   The recipe was easy to create, ingredients were accessible and overall, pretty darn healthy.   I tried it, I LOVED it…and, I even found…

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January 20, 2015

Read, Drink, Listen

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In my regular column for Edina Magazine, I suggest a zesty South American vino for a quick winter warm up!  Want a fabulous read and a delicious listen to accompany this flavorful little find?   Read on… Read, Drink, Listen January 2015 ~  Edina Magazine The first month of the new year encourages reassessments. Janice MacLeod…

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January 9, 2015
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  • We have done many events with Leslee at our restaurants including: wine dinners, wine tastings, and staff trainings. I am continually impressed with her vast wine knowledge and utmost ability to make wine accessible and fun to both new and experienced wine lovers. Erin Ungerman, Owner
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