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Bubbly, Red or White for your Valentine!

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This week, I had the pleasure of spending a bit of time with the very talented + legendary news anchor, Diana Pierce!  Ms. Diana has a new Facebook channel that shares a great deal of awesome local news stories called: What’s next?  with Diana Pierce. Catch Diana + I chatting to a wide variety of…

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February 9, 2019

Wine + Wellness — sugars, calories + alcohol in wine

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What’s in your wine? This week on the Jason Show  on Fox 9, I chat to the healthy + not so healthy parts of wine — sugar, additives + calories in wine.  What’s in YOUR glass? Watch as I compare a few very popular wines to the sugars in a can of coca cola! For…

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January 11, 2019

Salty, Savory, Sweet Holiday Snacks paired to the best Vinos

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This week on the Jason Show, Chef Corey Meier of Create Catering + I concocted a serious collection of delicious holiday snacks paired to wines of all kind — sparkly, red, oh + a holiday wine-tail to boot! Check out our segment with dear friend, Jason Matheson, of The Jason Show (RECIPES + WINES listed below!) Caramel Brittle Sea…

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December 12, 2018

The English Muffin Stuffing that broke the Internet!

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Turns out our little ‘Boujee Thanksgiving Sides’ segment sort of broke the internet this week when Chef Corey Meier’s (of Create Catering – my catering team for Amusée) English Muffin Stuffing, became the talk of The Jason Show after our live segment on Wednesday went viral.  Otherwise known as STUFFING GATE, here’s the infamous showdown of Corey’s Stuffing (and my wine pairings!) versus…

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November 17, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Latte WINE Alternatives!

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Think about it just for a second… If you took a Pumpkin Spice Latte and deconstructed it, what are the parts of this favorite fall drink that you love the most?  The Pumpkin?  The Spice?  or The Latte? I broke up every part of this frothy delicious fall treat + gave you oodles of wines…

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October 16, 2018

New Wine + Appetizer Ideas for Fall Entertaining!

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This past week on The Jason Show, I teamed up with my dear friend and restaurateur extraordinaire, Chef Asher Miller, of Minneapolis hot spot,  BookClub Restaurant, to show off some of our best kept fall wine + appetizer ideas for the season.  Try on a few of our Fall + Wine Pairing Ideas for yourself!…

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September 27, 2018

MN Winery Road Trips for the Fall

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As the summer comes to a close, you’ve put the kids are back in school and the aromas of fall taken hold of the senses — it’s time to start making plans for the next season on the docket.  And what better way to grasp the season at its fullest than to jump in the car and…

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September 5, 2018

National Rosé Day Picks!

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He calls me the ‘Royalty of Rosé’, the ‘Mistress of Merlot’ and ‘The Princess of Pinot’.  I am, after all, his WINE DIVA and am so so happy to always be a part of his monthly wine finds.  He is the lovely + very talented host of his own daytime show, The Jason Show.  He is…

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June 5, 2018

Somms Spill on Nights from Hell

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Every once in a while in the hospitality field we as pros have what we call ‘an odd night’.  A night that sort of has you left scratching your head.  May be an odd request from a guest, someone impossible to please or just well, a situation that has you thinking ‘what the hell is…

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May 30, 2018

Easter Wines + Mimosa Bar!

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We’re less than a week away from hop-hop-hopping into one of my favorite holidays, Easter! If you missed my segment on The Jason Show last week, here it is giving you all of the tips for pairing wine to deviled eggs, ham and your Easter basket candy. And, a whole slew of delicious ideas for…

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March 26, 2018
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