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Why not Sundays?

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Pressure mounts for Sunday retail liquor sales in Minnesota New efforts designed to put pressure on legislators to change the law include a slick social media campaign. By Christopher Aadland (Star Tribune) February 19, 2016 — 12:12am YouTube A scene from a YouTube video that is part of the Why Not Sundays? campaign, a effort by…

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February 21, 2016

Sunday Spring Sips!

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With the onset of this next week’s warmer temps, I’ve seen more social media posts from Minnesotans alike conjuring the idea of spring! I mean we are, after all, almost into March. A season that for many evokes a sense of adventure, awakes the senses, and allows us to imagine the warm summer sun-rays of…

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February 19, 2016

2016 Wine Industry Predictions as told by Wine Professionals

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‘A new year, a new you!’…isn’t that what commercials, ads and social media frenzies are touting?  While we’re all trying to reset, rejuvenate and reenergize our mindsets, health routines and bodies, many from my side of the industry are also trying to get a handle on and reset our business plans for what will actually happen…

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January 7, 2016

Somm Speak: Superbowl Wine Pairings

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In my most recent edition of ‘Somm Speak‘ for A Perfect Pint‘s Blog, I share a few tips for pairing wines to Super Bowl food for the big game, with an easy (and delicious) wing recipe to boot! Somm Speak: Leslee’s Perfect Super Bowl Pairings The Super Bowl. Isn’t it practically considered a ‘beer holiday’? I…

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January 29, 2015

Somm Speak ~ A new monthly blog exchange with A Perfect Pint

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Somm Speak A new monthly blog exchange on my pal, Cicerone Michael Agnew’s blog, A Perfect Pint. __________________________________________________________________________ A Season for Sharing ~ Thanksgiving Pairings Whether you’re a beer enthusiast or a wine fanatic, there’s one thing we can all agree upon this Thanksgiving season, you’re gonna need one or the other for this season…

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