Travels

A Wine Lover’s Food & Wine Guide to Sonoma/Napa

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Got the bug for a little wine country travel?  Over the years, I have sent numerous clients and friends advice and recommendations when it comes to wine country travel.  Whether it be wineries to visit, favorite restaurants or hotel recommendations or just a list of ‘must dos’ when in these regions worldwide, many of you have delightfully reported…

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February 1, 2017

Discover Delicious

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Discover Delicious!   A new show on KMSP My 29 that showcases the best food trucks, restaurants, distilleries, wineries and breweries in the Twin Cities!  Yours truly is the host for the new show.  On every Saturday morning @ 11:30am.   Catch our first episode, here!

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October 25, 2016

An Exploration of some of the Twin Cities Tastiest Eats & Sips

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From the always lovely, absolutely talented and truly one of the most passionate chics in the wine biz, another fantastic blog by our superstar Amusée blog contributor: Ms. Karina Roe.   So what are your plans for the weekend?  (I think you’ll have an idea after reading these juicy tips!) Change Is A’Comin’: Thoughts on history,…

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April 16, 2016

Uncovering the Hidden Wine Gems of Eastern Europe

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A girl after my own wine heart and my affinity for Eastern European wines, Ms. Karina Roe, regular contributor to Amusée’s blog, shares her love for these pocketed wine gems with our readers.  Including a slew of suggestions that include her E. European favorites! Uncovering the Hidden Wine Gems of Eastern Europe Believe it or not, my love…

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October 20, 2015

Hail the King: Happy Cabernet Day!

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Social media sites declare a number of dates as #CabernetDay via Twitter, Instagram, FB and beyond (August 27, August 29, Sept 3rd).  At Amusée, we celebrate it on the same day every year – today, Sept 3rd!   Happy Cabernet Day, y’all! To help celebrate this special day, I asked regular Amusée blog contributor Karina Roe from…

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September 3, 2015

Sí what’s next in Rueda & Ribera del Duero, Spain!

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In this July 2015 Beverage World article, author Kristen Bieler interviews Sommelier Leslee Miller as to giving her reasons for selecting and recommending two of her favorite wine regions of central Spain, Ribera del Duero and Rueda, to consumers in her restaurant/retail accounts.   _________________________________________________________________ SPAIN’S DYNAMIC DUO THE UNIQUE COMBINATION OF CHARACTER, COMPLEXITY AND VALUE FOUND IN…

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July 1, 2015

Sí What’s Next with Ribera del Duero & Rueda Wines

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If you haven’t heard, I’m part of a new campaign celebrating the very exciting and delicious regions of Rueda & Ribera del Duero, Spain!  The campaign is called: ‘Sí What’s Next’ featuring a wide variety of styles of red wines that focus on the grape, Tempranillo from the Ribera del Duero region (otherwise known in…

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June 17, 2015

Vive La France!

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I’m finally here!   Aboard the Amawaterways ‘Amadagio‘ ship cruising the Rhône River of France. For weeks, I’ve been talking about this trip as I’ve been so excited to share this very special excursion with you.  So here we are-after days of travelling, dodging horrible French internet and tripping through vineyards, I am finally able to share…

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April 7, 2015

California Wine Country // 3 Highlights

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Hey there! I’m Emily, Amusée’s resident media manager and long-time dabbler in the food and beverage biz. In January I had the chance to visit over twelve wineries in Napa and Sonoma, from big established wine houses with grand history and large staffs, to fledgling winemakers working alone, after hours, from scraps of interesting land…

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February 25, 2015

Congratulations, Douro Valley!

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It’s happened!   The top ten wines of the world list has finally been unveiled & fully announced by The Wine Spectator! Congratulations to Dow’s with their 2011Vintage Port making it to the #1 spot!   Truly, a spectacular wine as I did have the opportunity to taste this wine when I was in Portugal this past…

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November 14, 2014
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