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‘Excessive Celebration’: Tips for Game Day Celebration!

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Ready for the big game this weekend?   Check out my most recent article in Edina Magazine for a whole slew of fun entertaining tips, recipes & drink recommendations for this weekend’s upcoming Super Bowl Party! Excessive Celebration: Expert Tips for Game-day Entertaining PHOTO BY: EMILY J. DAVIS Last year, the Super Bowl became the…

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February 4, 2016

New Year’s Resolutions for the Wine Lover

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What are YOUR New Year’s Resolutions as a wine drinker?  Amusée’s wine pal, Ms. Karina Roe, regular blog post contributor for our team, has a few to offer your palate! New Year’s Resolutions for the Wine Lover I’ll just come right out and say it: New Year’s Resolutions suck. I know I’m not alone when I say that…

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January 15, 2016

2016 Wine Industry Predictions as told by Wine Professionals

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‘A new year, a new you!’…isn’t that what commercials, ads and social media frenzies are touting?  While we’re all trying to reset, rejuvenate and reenergize our mindsets, health routines and bodies, many from my side of the industry are also trying to get a handle on and reset our business plans for what will actually happen…

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January 7, 2016

January Read, Drink, Listen

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In my monthly column for Edina Magazine, I recommend a fresh fun South African white to keep your palate from catching those ‘after holiday’ winter blues.  Need a listen & read to pair to it?  Check out my fellow author/musician friends’ recommendations for the perfect January concoction!    January 2016: Read, Drink, Listen Read Award-winning science writer…

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January 6, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide for the Wine Lover // 2015

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It’s not too late to make the food and wine lover in your life the happiest of clams this holiday season! We’ve gathered some of our favorite items in this post to guarantee you find a delicious and memorable gift for everyone on your list. And don’t forget to sign up for the Amusée newsletter…

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December 14, 2015

Easy Batch Cocktails to keep your holidays a hoppin!

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This past week in our Fortify your Sips class with David Zhang of Midnight Rosewater and Erik Eastman of Easy & Oskey, we enjoyed a full evening of fortified wines from Sherry, Port, to Madeira, learned of a number of exotic fruits and veggies that can be intertwined with cocktail ingredients and sipped on a…

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November 25, 2015

Uncovering the Hidden Wine Gems of Eastern Europe

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A girl after my own wine heart and my affinity for Eastern European wines, Ms. Karina Roe, regular contributor to Amusée’s blog, shares her love for these pocketed wine gems with our readers.  Including a slew of suggestions that include her E. European favorites! Uncovering the Hidden Wine Gems of Eastern Europe Believe it or not, my love…

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October 20, 2015

How to build the Perfect Wine & Cheese Party!

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This month for Edina Magazine, I lay out all the tasty details, (with a little ‘cheese’ help from my friends @ France 44), as to how to build your own perfect cheese & wine party for the holidays! Wine and Cheese: The Perfect Pair BY LESLEE MILLER FROM THE EDINA MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2015 ISSUE    PHOTO BY:…

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October 11, 2015

Hail the King: Happy Cabernet Day!

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Social media sites declare a number of dates as #CabernetDay via Twitter, Instagram, FB and beyond (August 27, August 29, Sept 3rd).  At Amusée, we celebrate it on the same day every year – today, Sept 3rd!   Happy Cabernet Day, y’all! To help celebrate this special day, I asked regular Amusée blog contributor Karina Roe from…

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September 3, 2015

Demystifying the World of Minnesota Wine

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When most people think of enjoying a glass of wine, they generally tend to head towards grapes that come from a species of grape vine called, Vitis Vinifera. You know, the grapes in your glass like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir or Cabernet. Although there are nearly 5,000 to 10,000 Vitis Vinifera varieties across the globe,…

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August 31, 2015
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