Music & Wine

Stung Again!

Shake n Bake, I’m back from the Hot State of Georgia!  Hope you all had a chance to catch up on my stops and eats along the way while in Atlanta.  With so much good food to enjoy, a fabulous five days of relaxin’ + great friends to enjoy it all with – our trip…

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July 5, 2010

Sting and Her Majesty’s Orchestra

Sting.  There are only a few folks in the world that can get by on one name alone.  The few that come to mind are:  Price, Pink,  Meatloaf and Sting.  (You’re thinking…How did Meatloaf get roped into that crowd, right?)  And Sir Sting, a category all his own.  One can only fully understand if you’ve been to a…

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June 23, 2010

‘Simply Unforgettable’ Symphony Ball – Smashing!

The Minnesota Orchestra out does itself year after year with a multitude of fabulous events.  This year’s Simply Unforgettable Symphony Ball was no exception.  For the 53rd year of its existence, The Symphony Ball managed to fill the Minneapolis Depot with over 600 of Twin Cities finest.   Attired in black tie and gorgeous floor…

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June 14, 2010

Amusée Auction Lot ~ 2010 Simply Unforgettable Symphony Ball

Heading off to The Minnesota Orchestra’s Symphony Ball this weekend?    Don’t forget to bid on your favorite Sommelier!  Featured this year as an ‘Item of Distinction’, Amusée and Restaurant 20.21 offer their talents to a personally catered in home dinner event.    Chef Asher Miller of Wolfgang Puck’s 20.21 Restaurant and Sommelier Leslee Miller…

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June 8, 2010

Are ya ever too old to see Bon Jovi?

Apparently not! Last nite as Bon Jovi and his team of five hit the stage at the Xcel Center in St Paul, the lights honed in and the crowd jumped to their feet. With a full house, a truly packed 18,000 strong, the Twin Cities came to get a little Bad Medicine from one guy…

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April 8, 2010

While we’re on the topic of Music + Wine

While we’re still on the topic of music and wine, I thought I’d share a super cool video from an event that MY favorite musician put on with a couple of peeps back in November of 2009, from Napa. Dave Matthews, according to me!, is one of the greatest musicians to ever live.  I love…

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March 31, 2010

From Beaune to Bublé

All in one month, I feel like I’ve seen it all.  From my ventures starting in Croatia, to a quick trip back to the U.S.,  a delayed flight to Paris, ALL of Paris, to the world’s largest Burgundy tasting, and back home to Michael Bublé.  Really? It’s been a whirlwind.  And, it’s been fun!  To top it…

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March 29, 2010

Minneapolis Rock City!

Minneapolis Rock City – KISS’s new song title – at least that’s what Paul Stanley said last Saturday night when they rocked, yes rocked! the stage at the Target Center downtown Minneapolis. Let me first start out by saying, who is this guy who writes the music reviews for our local Star Tribune? The Title…

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November 14, 2009

Hornsby’s visit to St Paul, Nov 1st, deserving of a great wine!

Bruce Hornsby, an unbelievable musician with a piano full of music ten miles long, graced Minnesotans with a stellar show on November 1st.  Including hits from his newest album ‘Levitate’ and some of his old standbys that never seem to fade like ‘The Way It Is’ – the list of songs played for the night…

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November 3, 2009

Shocking American Idol

If you missed the last episode to American Idol, well then you may want to order a couple bottles of bubbly and watch it with someone who taped it. Un-freekin’-believable is the only thing I can say.  Embarrassed to admit, I watched the entire season only to be shocked with the season’s finale. While the…

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May 20, 2009
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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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