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Women Rock MN 2014

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Cheers to another very successful year with the Women Rock Race held by Team Ortho on August 30th! For the second year in a row, Amusée has had the pleasure of selecting and pouring the sparkling wine for the finishers of the Women Rock race held by Team Ortho in St Paul.  Pouring for over…

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September 2, 2014

Congratulations Cold Climate Competition 2014 Winners!

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Congratulations to my friends and colleagues in MN Wine Industry!  I was exceptionally proud to be one of the judges for yesterday’s event.   Minnesota, you did us proud – way to go! And hey!  All you Minnesotans that still haven’t been out to visit these fabulous wineries in your own backyard…here’s just another reason…

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August 20, 2014

A Glass of Wine Keeps the Doctor Away

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Lovin’ this article by my good friend, Bill Ward of my local paper, the Star Tribune.  He explains that red wine really is worth drinking daily.  Yes!! Is wine really good for you?   Wine does have health benefits, especially as we age and largely because of a surprising factor. Article by: BILL WARD ,…

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August 14, 2014

Beet it!

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Cleansing.   It’s no secret.  By now, most of friends and clients know I’m currently taking a break from the gluteness rituals of summer…steaks on the grill, wine in the backyard, ice cold martinis on the deck, after dinner ice cream treats, and yes – my favorite summer morning bliss, ice coffees.  I know, I…

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August 6, 2014

Grilled Fruit Sangria!

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It’s true, we’re crazy for Sangria!  It’s actually quite obvious these days that all we do is drink Sangria.  But hey, why not?  Which is why we’re gonna keep the Sangria Recipes coming your way.   Last night at our annual Kitchen in the Market Sangria Blending Class, we showcased three of our very popular…

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July 31, 2014

A tasty summer sipper!

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This month in my column for Edina Magazine, I give you one tasty wine recommendation that will keep you quench free for the rest of the summer! From BBQ grills to pool floaties, long summer days in July remind us why we live here. The fresh aromas of newly cut grass and lush garden flowers…

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July 30, 2014

Black n Blue Sangria Recipe!

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Need a Sangria recipe for sipping on those nights where you’re grilling in the backyard?  When notes of peppery smoke, spice and warm roasty aromas fill the air – we’re reaching for a smoky red wine to satiate our palates! We have just the perfect answer… Our Black n Blue Sangria! The wine you should…

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July 29, 2014

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
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  • I first met Leslee at a “Bubbles Class” at Cooks of Crocus on Grand Avenue. After finding her very personable, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable about wine, I invited her over to host a wine tasting at my condo with my very close friends. Leslee converted the non-wine lovers into appreciating a glass of wine and wine lovers to understand their palate. I am proud to call Leslee my personal wine Sommelier, mentor, and friend. I hope you get to experience Leslee’s personality and love for wine. Jen T.
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