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Easter Sunday Wines

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Whether you’re cookin’ up a traditional ham for brunch and popping Cadbury eggs with your family, or just enjoying a sunny Sunday on the couch, this Easter Sunday could only be better with the right bottle of Springtime wine. Check out these warm-weather bottles below and have a restful weekend! 2011 Von Buhl Maria Schneider…

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April 3, 2015

3 Ideas For Wedding Day Bubbles

There’s nothing better than finding your soul mate–the one who’ll put up with all of your funny habits and bad hair days, your partner in crime and love and super boring Sundays. In fact, the only thing that comes close to that unique bond is–now, don’t lie–bubbles! Yes, sparkling wine is pretty close to true…

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March 30, 2015

Fat Tuesday–King Cake Wine Pairing!

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Happy Fat Tuesday, y’all! Just because it’s cake, doesn’t mean you can’t pair a wine to it!  Check out this deliciously indulgent and celebratory wine pairing I’ve selected to pair to Mardi Gras’s most famous and iconic dessert, KING CAKE, to kick off the party!   But wait…this recipe comes with a twist and is created by local food guy, Andrew…

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February 17, 2015

Game Day Beer & Chip Pairings for ALDI fans!

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In my most recent blog post for ALDI, I chat beer & chip pairings for the big game!  What libation/chip pairing are you getting ready to kick off for the big weekend? Beer Tasting 101 January 23, 2015 – Hi, all! Leslee Miller here to help you get ready for the BIG GAME! When you’re craving…

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January 26, 2015

For the Love of Champagne

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The newest issue of Cambria Style has arrived! As a regular contributor, you can take a peak at page 41 to see a few of my Champagne recommendations for the winter issue.   Great options for your holiday celebrations, or a Tuesday night in.  

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December 24, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide to the Perfect Libation // Class Recap

When it comes to wine and beer, insider tips are key. Especially around the holidays. It can be kind of scary investing in a seductive-looking bottle or six-pack that your smarty-pants friends might not like. Which is why my beer bestie Michael Agnew and I taught a brand new class last week: Holiday Gift Guide…

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December 23, 2014

6 Easy Tips for pairing Wine with Holiday Food

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Love this post that Serena Ball of Teaspoon of Spice posted after attending an ALDI Blogher conference I helped host in November.  A great recap of the tips I gave participants! 6 Easy Tips for Pairing Wine with Holiday Food November 26, 2014 By Serena Ball A few surprise tips that will make your holiday wine and food…

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December 12, 2014

Tips for Holiday Entertaining

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The holiday season is a time for gathering, entertaining, and further more, a time for sharing wine amongst friends and family. Whether you are on a budget, willing to splurge or somewhere in between, here are a few simple tips and entertaining ideas for following when gathering for the holiday season! 1.  Consider your audience.…

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December 6, 2014

Chef Mike’s Drunkin’ Punkin’ Pie Recipe w/ wine pairing

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A class that has now become one of our Cooks of Crocus Hill staples, Holiday Pairings, was taught last night for the 4th year in a row by Chef Mike Shannon & myself.  With a wait list over a mile long, we squeezed in as many ‘Holiday Pairing’ fanatics as possible for this three hour…

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November 19, 2014

PRIDE Sangria!

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As many of you know, this week kicks off one of the most celebrated summer weeks in the Twin Cities – PRIDE! As an avid supporter of the festival, I am always so excited to celebrate this week with loved ones and friends. Pride is always such a loving, fun, celebratory way to honor our community.  Even more so this…

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June 24, 2014
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