Sommelier Sips



Ever had a wine that made you… Today’s #SommelierSips post is truly the wine that will send you into orbit, if you’ve never experienced such a relationship with a grape! The winery:  Marqués de Griñón   Fun Winery Facts:  Marqués de Griñón wines are sourced from the prized Dominio de Valdepusa vineyard in Castilla-La Mancha. Valdepusa…

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January 29, 2014



Sorry for the delay here, folks!  I’m a day behind on our weekly Wednesday #SommelierSips post.  However, with ALL of the wine homework I put forth yesterday (tasting from 11am – 10pm!), I’m locked and loaded for a TON of really cool new wines to give you!  Keep your eyes peeled for tomorrow’s #VittlesandVino post,…

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January 23, 2014


I’m really excited to announce today’s #SommelierSips as I just tried the wine for the very first time last night!  I thought it too good not to share with you all. The wine:  Cenyth ~ Sonoma County, California The name:  ‘Cenyth’ (pronounced sen-eth) is the ancient form of the word, zenith.  Deftly blending Bordeaux style…

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January 15, 2014



Who says Box Wine is no good?   If you’re that person who shrivels up their nose when someone mentions the subject, I’m here to tell ya, you’ve got it all wrong. Box Wine is no longer the Franzia’s of the world, yet really delicious, quality wine, produced now in global variety of flavors. Tomorrow…

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January 10, 2014


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As per our announcement on Monday, featuring our new content calendar on Amusée, today we present our first #SommelierSips installment!   Every Wednesday, we bring you a fun new sip for your libation repertoire, both beer and wine suggestions.  Today, our recommendation includes one that can be used for any last minute gift ideas needed…

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December 18, 2013
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  • I first met Leslee at a “Bubbles Class” at Cooks of Crocus on Grand Avenue. After finding her very personable, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable about wine, I invited her over to host a wine tasting at my condo with my very close friends. Leslee converted the non-wine lovers into appreciating a glass of wine and wine lovers to understand their palate. I am proud to call Leslee my personal wine Sommelier, mentor, and friend. I hope you get to experience Leslee’s personality and love for wine. Jen T.
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