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Drinking Green: How does organic/sustainable/biodynamic wine affect you?

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I thought it only appropriate that I put up something GREEN this week as we approach one of the world’s most celebrated green holidays!  In a recent article I wrote for Smart Chicken, I talk about what it means to consume and grow GREEN wines, as the world is more conscious of the sustainable, organic & biodynamic…

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March 14, 2017

Media Mention for Twin Cities Wine Bloggers

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Great article by my friend, colleague and wine column write for the Twin Cities’s Star Tribune, Bill Ward, showcasing some local wine bloggers in town including yours truly! 4 Twin Cities wine experts help you understand wineWhich bottle of wine? Find out from these four Twin Cities bloggers These four Twin Cities writers have great advice…

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March 9, 2017

Wine Industry Professionals’ Top Wine Trends expected in 2017

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I know, I know — we’re back to work and the ‘new year, new you, healthy lifestyle, no drinking, meatless meals, detoxification’ mindset is everywhere, right?  Even sites like Dryuary have gone so far as to making the month of January a full 30-day challenge as to abstaining from your favorite boozy sips.  But I’m voting against it!…

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January 10, 2017

Amusée’s 2017 Wine Trend Predictions

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In a recent article I wrote for Smart Chicken’s Café Tecumseh’s Magazine, I penned my thoughts as to what I think will continue to trend, change and move forward for the world of wine in 2017.  With all of the fun wine-like trends on the rise, what do you foresee as wine win-wins for the new year? Head…

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January 9, 2017

Best NYE Bubbles as selected by Wine Professionals

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By this point, you should all know the rule about bubbles, right?   “Bubbles should not be reserved just for special occasions, but enjoyed all year round!” Ask any industry professional what they’re drinking every month of the year and any one of us will most likely tell you ‘bubbles’.  While yes, we all love a little…

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December 19, 2016

Amusée’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!

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Once a year, I put out a list of all my favorite wines & (sometimes) gifts, gadgets and more of the past year as a gift guide for all the oenophiles in your life.   With baited breath and much anticipation, after receiving several emails, tweets and pokes as to WHEN the 2016 list would arrive, at…

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December 7, 2016

Best Wines for your Thanksgiving Table

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, and after all the Thanksgiving Day classes I’ve been teaching within the past couple of weeks, I thought it only appropriate to share the delicious list of Turkey Day Sips that I’ve been chatting up!  You have just one more day to run out and get all of the wines…

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November 23, 2016

Edina Magazine’s October: Read, Drink, Listen

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As a regular columnist to Edina Magazine, I give you one cozy, yet crunchy red for the month of October.  So settle in, snuggle up and sip in this delicious Italian red before the fall is gone. Read, Drink, Listen: October 2016 READ In 1922, Count Alexander Ilych Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in…

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October 11, 2016

Wine paired to Strawberry Twizzlers?

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In case you missed Amusée’s last visit to The Jason Show with host, Jason Matheson, we’ve got the clip lined up for you, here! Check out what Leslee had to say about wines that are best for pairing to the fall season and what wine really does pair BEST with Strawberry Twizzlers!

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September 19, 2016

MN State Fair Food & Wine Pairings — Alligator on a Stick?

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If you thought you had seen it all when it came to wine and food pairings, guess again.  Twin Cities very own, Sommelier Leslee Miller of Amusée, shows off her ‘pairing skills’ as she pairs ALL things Minnesota State Fair Food to Minnesota Wine!  Here’s her interview with Bring me the News… (Article by: Melissa…

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August 31, 2016
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