Music & Wine

Childress – Stick to racing cars, please

Richard Childress, hot rod on the NASCAR circuit, is just another case in point as to those who should stick to their profession, the one that made them money!  Not, wine making. Seriously, take a look at this guy – really?  Obviously has time to safari hunt, why would he waste time sinking his money…

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April 19, 2009

Fleetwood Mac woos Minneapolis

Standing amongst the swaying group of Fleetwood Mac fans and almost deaf from the mesmerizing sounds of Lindsey Buckingham’s electric guitar, I kept thinking…what wine would I possibly drink with this concert?  While Minneapolis’s Star Tribune viewed the concert as ‘addictive’ and Buckingham and Nicks’ performances as ‘non competitive’, I have a different take on last…

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March 4, 2009

KBEM Jazz Dinner @ The Red Stag

On Wednesday, February 18th, I had the honor of presenting wines for the second year to one of radio station’s, KBEM, ‘RestauranTOUR Jazz Dinners’.  The event, which was held at The Red Stag Supper Club, showcased a wonderful four-course menu featuring an array of international wines and local sustainable food.  Kim Bartman, owner of The Red Stag and other local goodies…

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February 22, 2009

More Music and Vino…

Ever wonder what drinks good with the sly sounds of a sweet, sweet jazz musician, or the goopy romantic tunes of an acoustic guitar or better yet…the hot and sultry moves of a fun salsa band?  My answer ~ drink what’s right!  This came to mind a couple of weeks ago when I set out…

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December 1, 2008

La Mancha!

Last night before heading off to the John Legend and Raphael Saadiq concert at the Northrop, I decided to whip up one of my old cold weather stand bys ~ my famous Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas…so tasty, and perfect on a chilly Minneapolis night! (Guess it’s my answer to Minnesota’s ‘Hot Dish’)  As I chopped up the…

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November 20, 2008
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  • Leslee and Michael,
    I just wanted to thank you both for the spectacular evening you hosted for our group. My wife and I and our guests—and everyone we talked to—had a wonderful time.
    I have never learned so much about beer and wine, glasses, their history and regions, and “pairing” the right way. You were both easy to listen to and are amazingly good at what you do. I’m impressed.
    Thanks, again, for your time and I’m sure our paths will cross again in the future!
    Darryl A Savage, Financial Advisor
    Thrivent Financial
    Burnsville, MN