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Sangria for Mom’s Day!

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner and this (almost) summer weather in full swing for the upcoming weekend, I thought it only appropriate to share a few new libation goodies to use for your Sunday brunch table or your afternoon picnic al fresco. Let’s talk Sangria!  But first, here are a couple of thoughts I would…

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May 6, 2016

An Evening of Green: It’s Electric!

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As the spring season emerges, our senses tune in to the flowering tree blossom, fresh cut grass and sweet scented aromas of one of my favorite times of year.  Delighted by the change of the season, our usual group of grape lovin’ ladies (Girls n Grapes) got together to celebrate the month by pairing and tasting ‘all…

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May 2, 2016

An Exploration of some of the Twin Cities Tastiest Eats & Sips

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From the always lovely, absolutely talented and truly one of the most passionate chics in the wine biz, another fantastic blog by our superstar Amusée blog contributor: Ms. Karina Roe.   So what are your plans for the weekend?  (I think you’ll have an idea after reading these juicy tips!) Change Is A’Comin’: Thoughts on history,…

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April 16, 2016

Peanuts, Cracker Jack, Baseball & Beer!

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 Tis the season for peanuts, popcorn, cracker jacks and…baseball! While I generally set my sights on opening day by pairing a slew of great wine selections to a variety of stadium eats, I can’t help but share a little beer love in this post for our Minnesota Twins home opener, scheduled for Monday, April 11th.  Baseball,…

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April 9, 2016

Spring Break is upon us!

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With spring break just in reach for many Minnesotans, we gear up for the upcoming weeks that bring us a bit of a reprieve from our every day schedules and hectic lifestyles. Whether it be a planned vacation to some tropical location with family and friends or simply a good ole fashioned ‘stay-cation’ that finds…

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March 23, 2016

Sunday Spring Sips!

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With the onset of this next week’s warmer temps, I’ve seen more social media posts from Minnesotans alike conjuring the idea of spring! I mean we are, after all, almost into March. A season that for many evokes a sense of adventure, awakes the senses, and allows us to imagine the warm summer sun-rays of…

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February 19, 2016

Edina Magazine’s February Read, Drink, Listen says: ‘Drink Family-Owned’

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This month in my column for Edina Magazine, I showcase a Pinot Noir from one of my favorite family owned Oregon wineries, Ponzi Vineyards.  Take a peek!  Read, Drink, Listen: February Read While promoting a new cookbook in 2009, Ruth Reichl, editor of Gourmet magazine, was called back to New York to learn that the…

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February 18, 2016

Chef/Sommelier Recipe & Wine Pairing for Certified Piedmontese

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Oh yum!  Here’s your chance to make Chef Alan Bergo from The Salt Cellar‘s, delicious house made Sauce Choron at home! Equipped with a wine pairing ‪‬ that I’ve recommended for Chef’s Flat Iron Steaks with Sauce Choron recipe.  Check it out online via Certified Piedmontese‘s digital copy, page 28. Here’s the Link!

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February 15, 2016

Aphrodisiac Pairings: Give Your Valentine’s Day Meal New Meaning

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Is there a better way to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day than sampling a few Aphrodisiac Food & Wine Pairings?  Amusée’s resident blog contributor, Karina Roe, recaps a night of tasty pairings Team Amusée tried on to find the best! Back in the day, “aphrodisiac foods” were basically anything that looked… well……

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February 9, 2016

‘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
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  • Leslee and Michael,
    I just wanted to thank you both for the spectacular evening you hosted for our group. My wife and I and our guests—and everyone we talked to—had a wonderful time.
    I have never learned so much about beer and wine, glasses, their history and regions, and “pairing” the right way. You were both easy to listen to and are amazingly good at what you do. I’m impressed.
    Thanks, again, for your time and I’m sure our paths will cross again in the future!
    Darryl A Savage, Financial Advisor
    Thrivent Financial
    Burnsville, MN