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Makers of MN features Amusée

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I am thrilled to be a part of this very exciting new series that my good friend and host of the show, Stephanie Hansen, has created called:  Makers of MN!  Stephanie features MN entrepreneurs and spends a good deal of time interviewing them in her new series. Interested in how ‘Amusée’ got started?  Listen to…

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March 16, 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

A Wine Lover’s Food & Wine Guide to Sonoma/Napa

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Got the bug for a little wine country travel?  Over the years, I have sent numerous clients and friends advice and recommendations when it comes to wine country travel.  Whether it be wineries to visit, favorite restaurants or hotel recommendations or just a list of ‘must dos’ when in these regions worldwide, many of you have delightfully reported…

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February 1, 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

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

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

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

2016 Wine Industry Predictions as told by Wine Professionals

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‘A new year, a new you!’…isn’t that what commercials, ads and social media frenzies are touting?  While we’re all trying to reset, rejuvenate and reenergize our mindsets, health routines and bodies, many from my side of the industry are also trying to get a handle on and reset our business plans for what will actually happen…

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January 7, 2016

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

Savor Minnesota

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This past week I visited a small Minnesota winery located amongst the small and delightfully quaint streets of downtown Stillwater, Minnesota. My mission was to acquaint myself with the wines of the Northern Vineyards Winery so that I might select a wine or two for my upcoming pairings and presentations for the Minnesota Cheese Festival…

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April 23, 2014
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  • Everyone had such a great time at our Amusée wine party. Leslee really fit into our crowd and everyone enjoyed her knowledge and love of wine. She did an excellent job! I hope we will meet again; we would all definitely recommend Leslee to family and friends!! Gwen Smith
    Financial Advisors, LLC
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