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Silky Zucchini Soup Recipe & Wine Pairing

This recipe was so good and the wine I selected to pair was such a perfect pairing, I just had to share! This time of year, I crave lite foods, veggies – in particular, lite soups with a fresh summer side salad.  What’s even better?  The delicious fresh, clean wines for pairing to them all!    Which…

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July 22, 2014

What is the color of your wine telling you?

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Wine sleuthing with a Sommelier… Did you know that color tells you a lot about the wine you are drinking! How to look at wine?  Tilt the glass away from you against a white background or surface, looking at the belly of the liquid all the way out to the rim to best assess the…

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July 10, 2014

Summer Coffee Drinks, ahhhh…

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I’m obsessed with iced coffee this time of year!  It seems so fitting that I have my morning ‘pick me up’ over ice when the temps rise. This morning when sipping my iced morning java, I ran across a page of delicious coffee drinks in this month’s Wine Spectator Magazine. This one in particular caught…

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July 9, 2014

Leslee on the Fox 9 Morning News pairing Wine to Backyard Eats!

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July 1, 2014

A Recap of my Trip to Spain & Portugal

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This month in Edina Magazine, I share our adventures in Spain & Portugal.   Internacional Tips for Edina travelers interested in the wine regions of Spain and Portugal Leslee Miller explores the Douro Valley in Portugal. Leslee Miller is a certified sommelier and regularly shares her expertise and love of wine in the ‘Drink’ segment…

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June 27, 2014

PRIDE Sangria!

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As many of you know, this week kicks off one of the most celebrated summer weeks in the Twin Cities – PRIDE! As an avid supporter of the festival, I am always so excited to celebrate this week with loved ones and friends. Pride is always such a loving, fun, celebratory way to honor our community.  Even more so this…

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June 24, 2014

Grill God, Steven Raichlen, visits the Twin Cities!

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This week I had the honor of meeting and attending a very fun, interactive class with one of the coolest grill masters known to the world, Steven Raichlen. A little info about the man, the legend, Steven R: Steven Raichlen is an award-winning author, journalist, cooking teacher, and TV host. His best-selling Barbecue Bible cookbook series has been…

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June 20, 2014

‘Minnesota Summer’ Sangria

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‘Minnesota Summer’ Sangria, yum! Ever thought about using the wines from our wine community (Minnesota) to produce your next Sangria? For this delicious, refreshing, zesty white version from one of our native white grapes,  I used the Crow River Frontenac Gris as the base. Then add: 1 lime 2 kiwi Cpl handfuls of green grapes…

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June 19, 2014

#SangriaForLife Recipes!

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My goodness, here they finally are!   Our Sangria recipes from last week’s Fox 9 sangria segment, yum.  Mojito Sangria Base Wine Vinho Verde from Portugal (Wine Suggestion: Famega Vinho Verde) Lime wheels Green grapes Kiwi sliced in wheels Mint leaves 2-3 cups of Soda water Strawberries  1 cup of Rum Mint simple syrup  …

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June 17, 2014

Fox 9 Sangria Segment

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June 13, 2014
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