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Makers of MN features Amusée

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I am thrilled to be a part of this very exciting new series that my good friend and host of the show, Stephanie Hansen, has created called:  Makers of MN!  Stephanie features MN entrepreneurs and spends a good deal of time interviewing them in her new series. Interested in how ‘Amusée’ got started?  Listen to…

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March 16, 2017

Wine Industry Professionals’ Top Wine Trends expected in 2017

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I know, I know — we’re back to work and the ‘new year, new you, healthy lifestyle, no drinking, meatless meals, detoxification’ mindset is everywhere, right?  Even sites like Dryuary have gone so far as to making the month of January a full 30-day challenge as to abstaining from your favorite boozy sips.  But I’m voting against it!…

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January 10, 2017

Best NYE Bubbles as selected by Wine Professionals

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By this point, you should all know the rule about bubbles, right?   “Bubbles should not be reserved just for special occasions, but enjoyed all year round!” Ask any industry professional what they’re drinking every month of the year and any one of us will most likely tell you ‘bubbles’.  While yes, we all love a little…

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December 19, 2016

Amusée’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!

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Once a year, I put out a list of all my favorite wines & (sometimes) gifts, gadgets and more of the past year as a gift guide for all the oenophiles in your life.   With baited breath and much anticipation, after receiving several emails, tweets and pokes as to WHEN the 2016 list would arrive, at…

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December 7, 2016

Edina Magazine’s October: Read, Drink, Listen

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As a regular columnist to Edina Magazine, I give you one cozy, yet crunchy red for the month of October.  So settle in, snuggle up and sip in this delicious Italian red before the fall is gone. Read, Drink, Listen: October 2016 READ In 1922, Count Alexander Ilych Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in…

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October 11, 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

Twin Cities WCCO TV interviews Sommelier Leslee Miller

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Twin Cities WCCO TV interviews Sommelier, Leslee Miller of Amusée and as a board member to the Minnesota Grape Growers Association, in this early morning segment featuring a wide variety of Minnesota Wines and Minnesota Ciders. Also featured is more information about the MGGA’s ‘Summer Wine Fest’ on August 6th, showcasing up to 17 wineries/cideries for the…

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August 4, 2016

Read, Drink, Listen — Edina Magazine, Aug 2016

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Don’t miss my ‘DRINK’ recommendation in this month’s Edina Magazine column: Read, Drink, Listen featuring a hand full of fantastic things to lay your eyes, ears & palate on for the month of August! Read, Drink, Listen: August 2016 READ In August, everyone asks, “Are you going to the Fair?” The Minnesota State Fair website…

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August 3, 2016

Minnesota Cider, it’s a thing!

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Ever wondered what makes Minnesota ciders taste so good?  Here’s Twin Cities own, Sommelier Leslee Miller of Amusée, chatting about some her favorites right here in Minnesota with Jason Matheson of ‘The Jason Show‘ on Minnesota’s Fox 9 News!

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July 29, 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
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  • An absolute wonderful experience! Our group enjoyed an entertaining evening filled with marvelous wine, expertise, service, and professionalism. Even with a number of last minute changes to our venue and menu, Leslee adapted with flexibility, appropriate adjustments and of course, her friendly smile to make our evening a rousing success.
    If you are looking for a top notch experience, this is it!
    Thank you Leslee and Amusée!
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    Burnsville, MN