Pairings

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

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

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

How to Pair Wine with Summer Cookout Foods

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In my most recent interview for Bed, Bath & Beyond with writer Leigh K, I share all of my favorite tips for how one might go about pairing wine to all things ‘Summer Cookout Foods’.  Want the secrets to success for your next backyard outing?   Check it out!  July 15, 2016 How to Pair Wine…

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July 25, 2016

Easy 4th of July Summer Recipes with Wine Pairings

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If you’ve ever been to one of Chef Mike Shannon & I’s cooking classes at Cooks of Crocus Hill then you’d know that whipping up delicious food and pairing wines for any occasion doesn’t have to be difficult.  While Chef Mike and I agree on a number of tasty levels, we absolutely agree that cooking and…

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June 30, 2016

Life According to Rosé

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Each month, my ten year Girls n Grapes group gathers to try on a new set of wines with a theme in mind.  This past month, we celebrated the ultimate summer wine genre, PINK.  ‘Life according to Rosé’ was the theme as we laid out a variety of worldwide pinks for our tasting.  Here’s the low…

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June 10, 2016

Chef/Sommelier Recipe & Wine Pairing for Certified Piedmontese

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Oh yum!  Here’s your chance to make Chef Alan Bergo from The Salt Cellar‘s, delicious house made Sauce Choron at home! Equipped with a wine pairing ‪‬ that I’ve recommended for Chef’s Flat Iron Steaks with Sauce Choron recipe.  Check it out online via Certified Piedmontese‘s digital copy, page 28. Here’s the Link!

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February 15, 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

‘Excessive Celebration’: Tips for Game Day Celebration!

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Ready for the big game this weekend?   Check out my most recent article in Edina Magazine for a whole slew of fun entertaining tips, recipes & drink recommendations for this weekend’s upcoming Super Bowl Party! Excessive Celebration: Expert Tips for Game-day Entertaining PHOTO BY: EMILY J. DAVIS Last year, the Super Bowl became the…

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February 4, 2016
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  • I truly can’t say enough about the lovely wine tasting we did for our company at Café Ena with Leslee.
    It was a perfect evening feeding all of our senses with food, wine, and great company. I will remember every taste.
    Our clients had a truly memorable evening and we have received many wonderful comments from our event.
    Leslee’s ability to share your knowledge in a way that is educational, exciting and great fun is extraordinary.

    Thanks for making me look so good!
    Cynthia A. Nahas-Yachik
    Client Service Manager
    Biekkola & Associates
    Edina, MN