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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

Climate Change + the Wine Industry – is this a thing?

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Transforming the World’s Wine Map People may disagree about the causes or even existence of climate change, but for those who see which way the wind is blowing (as the jet stream disappears), extreme deviation in weather trends have had a tremendous impact on agriculture. In the area of viticulture, climate change is having both…

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March 10, 2018

Valentine’s Day Wine + Chocolate Pairings

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Happy Valentine’s Day, folks! If you missed my segment this week on The Jason Show on Fox 9, here’s what you missed… Wine + Chocolate Pairings!  Okay, truth be told — wine, liqueurs and vermouth all paired to chocolate. Here’s the segment!  And, in case you’re headed off to your favorite bottle shop for these…

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February 15, 2018

Super Bowl Food + Wine Pairings

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Yeah yeah, we know — beer is generally the libation that wins this category.  But not this year, BEER.  We’re coming for ya!  And we’re covering some of the world’s most versatile grapes.  From nachos, to guacamole, chili, pizza, popcorn and buffalo chicken wings — I’ve got a grape pairing for everything on your Super Bowl board this…

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January 31, 2018

The Best Bubbles for NYE as told by Wine Industry Professionals

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Still looking for THE bubble when it comes to your NYE celebration?  Well, you just struck the ‘bubble lottery’ with this one!  I asked a few of my fave peeps in the wine industry (from retailers, writers, on premise managers, to distribution, winemakers, educators, supplier/importers and beyond) to give me their favorite sparkly for the upcoming holiday. …

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December 27, 2017

Pairing Christmas Cookies + Wine!

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You all know what I’m gonna say if you live in the Twin Cities metro area and you tune into Fox 9 daily in our local area…  “In case you missed it!” Yep, you got it!  Here’s my segment with friend and host, Jason Matheson, of The Jason Show on Fox 9 this morning, pairing…

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December 15, 2017

Last minute Thanksgiving Day Wine Picks!

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Still not sure what wines to pair to your Thanksgiving Day table?  Catch up with my favorite picks for the Jason Show on Fox 9 pairing to everything from the bird, to your fave green bean casserole and into those yummy dessert plates! Wines featured: Gifts for the host/hostess:  Field Recordings Blanc de Franc (sparkling Cab…

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November 22, 2017

Best Halloween Candy + Wine Pairings!

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We’re gearing up for Halloween with all of our favorite treats paired to a variety of delicious wine styles from around the globe!  Video brought to you via my new national wine club, Sip Better.  Check it out!

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October 30, 2017
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  • Leslee Miller and Amusée turned our annual fundraising dinner into a magical evening. Open Arms is all about food, but Leslee’s extraordinary talents as a sommelier and the wines that she served at our dinner transformed our benefit into an event. Guests raved about her wine selections and thoroughly enjoyed her presentation. Amusée makes a perfect pairing for any event. Kevin Winge, Exectuive Director
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