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Salty, Savory, Sweet Holiday Snacks paired to the best Vinos

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This week on the Jason Show, Chef Corey Meier of Create Catering + I concocted a serious collection of delicious holiday snacks paired to wines of all kind — sparkly, red, oh + a holiday wine-tail to boot! Check out our segment with dear friend, Jason Matheson, of The Jason Show (RECIPES + WINES listed below!) Caramel Brittle Sea…

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December 12, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Latte WINE Alternatives!

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Think about it just for a second… If you took a Pumpkin Spice Latte and deconstructed it, what are the parts of this favorite fall drink that you love the most?  The Pumpkin?  The Spice?  or The Latte? I broke up every part of this frothy delicious fall treat + gave you oodles of wines…

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October 16, 2018

New Wine + Appetizer Ideas for Fall Entertaining!

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This past week on The Jason Show, I teamed up with my dear friend and restaurateur extraordinaire, Chef Asher Miller, of Minneapolis hot spot,  BookClub Restaurant, to show off some of our best kept fall wine + appetizer ideas for the season.  Try on a few of our Fall + Wine Pairing Ideas for yourself!…

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September 27, 2018

Summer Spritzer + Sangria Recipes

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Everyone needs a good Sangria and/or Spritzer recipe for the summer, am I right? This week on Fox 9′s The Jason Show, I show FIVE super spritzer/sangria simple recipes for making your summer that much more refreshing!  Easy on the budget and easy to make at home, making YOU look like a complete rock star…

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July 11, 2018

Easter Wines + Mimosa Bar!

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We’re less than a week away from hop-hop-hopping into one of my favorite holidays, Easter! If you missed my segment on The Jason Show last week, here it is giving you all of the tips for pairing wine to deviled eggs, ham and your Easter basket candy. And, a whole slew of delicious ideas for…

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March 26, 2018

Valentine’s Day Wine + Chocolate Pairings

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Happy Valentine’s Day, folks! If you missed my segment this week on The Jason Show on Fox 9, here’s what you missed… Wine + Chocolate Pairings!  Okay, truth be told — wine, liqueurs and vermouth all paired to chocolate. Here’s the segment!  And, in case you’re headed off to your favorite bottle shop for these…

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February 15, 2018

Super Bowl Food + Wine Pairings

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Yeah yeah, we know — beer is generally the libation that wins this category.  But not this year, BEER.  We’re coming for ya!  And we’re covering some of the world’s most versatile grapes.  From nachos, to guacamole, chili, pizza, popcorn and buffalo chicken wings — I’ve got a grape pairing for everything on your Super Bowl board this…

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January 31, 2018

The Best Bubbles for NYE as told by Wine Industry Professionals

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Still looking for THE bubble when it comes to your NYE celebration?  Well, you just struck the ‘bubble lottery’ with this one!  I asked a few of my fave peeps in the wine industry (from retailers, writers, on premise managers, to distribution, winemakers, educators, supplier/importers and beyond) to give me their favorite sparkly for the upcoming holiday. …

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December 27, 2017

Pairing Christmas Cookies + Wine!

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You all know what I’m gonna say if you live in the Twin Cities metro area and you tune into Fox 9 daily in our local area…  “In case you missed it!” Yep, you got it!  Here’s my segment with friend and host, Jason Matheson, of The Jason Show on Fox 9 this morning, pairing…

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December 15, 2017

Last minute Thanksgiving Day Wine Picks!

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Still not sure what wines to pair to your Thanksgiving Day table?  Catch up with my favorite picks for the Jason Show on Fox 9 pairing to everything from the bird, to your fave green bean casserole and into those yummy dessert plates! Wines featured: Gifts for the host/hostess:  Field Recordings Blanc de Franc (sparkling Cab…

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November 22, 2017
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