A Moment with Chappellet Winery

If you’re looking for one smokin’ hot winery out of Napa, California…here it is – Chappellet Winery!  Such an amazing portfolio along with just ‘salt of the earth’ winery folks.  While they are particularly known for their big, meaty Cabernets – I personally,  love their soft and sumptuous Chardonnay as well. Here is a moment with…

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April 16, 2010

Leslee Miller’s Kare11 video (finally!)

Sorry this took SO LONG to post, but here it (finally) is… The Best in the Twin Cities – Sommelier, Leslee Miller of Amusée Wine featured with Perk, Belinda & Bobby! Salut!

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April 6, 2010

Easter Wine Picks

If you’ve chosen Lamb as your main course this Easter, here are a couple of really great wines to pair with your table this holiday! If you’re not having Lamb, no worries!  These wines will go with Ham down to Turkey – whatever you’ve chosen for your Easter meal.  From the appetizers to your main course,…

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April 2, 2010

Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne from Inside Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet

Take a Look Inside this year’s Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne Don’t miss this opportunity to take a glimpse inside Burgundy’s largest tasting, Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne, and even spot a Grand Cru plot  ‘Le Montrachet’  with Sommelier Leslee Miller, Owner of Amusée ( and Twin Cities Wine Educator. Watch as she shares her…

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March 29, 2010

From the Cellar of Korta Katarina with Winemaker, Nika Silic

Croatia’s Korta Katarina’s Winemaker Nika Silic + Sommelier Leslee Miller Talk from the Cellar Croatia’s newest and hottest Winemaker, Nika Silic, shares her thoughts in the cellar when it comes to tradition, barrel ageing and true wine-making. Ever wonder the path that a Winemaker takes when choosing barrels in his/her cellar, or what barrels work…

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March 17, 2010

Has Phylloxera ever affected the major vineyard sites in Croatia?

Croatian Vineyard Manager Talks Phylloxera with Sommelier Leslee Miller It’s the crazy farming questions that really get a Sommelier excited…mine was “Has Phylloxera (a nasty root eating louse) ever affected the regions of Dingac and Postup on the Peljesac Peninsula in Croatia?” When asked, the Vineyard Manager of Korta Katarina, Arsen, explains. Here is his…

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March 17, 2010

Croatia’s Upper Postup Wine Growing Region – how do these inclines, soils, and wind affect the regional grape ~ Plavac Mali?

The Upper Postup Wine Growing Region located on the Peljesac Peninsula This video taken from the Upper Postup Region on the Peljesac Peninsula shows the tremendous incline of vineyard space. Leslee, Vineyard Mgr for Korta Katarina, Arsen and Winemaker Nika talk about the fencing put around this property and their pesky little grape eaters that…

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March 17, 2010

Why Croatian Soil, Land, and the Infamous Grape ~ Plavac Mali?

Croatian’s Korta Katarina Vineyard Manager and Winemaker share a moment with Sommelier Leslee Miller This week while on a trip to Croatia, Sommelier Leslee Miller, had a chance to catch up with Vineyard Manager Arsen and Winemaker Nika from winery Korta Katarina on their actual vineyard site in the Peljesac Peninsula. Two regions which are…

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March 17, 2010

New U.S. Wines!

Croatian winery, Korta Katarina’s wines tasted at Minneapolis Wine Market with Consumers Last nite was a pretty exciting nite for Amusée fans around AND for one particular Minneapolis family. Minneapolis family-owned, Croatian Winery – Korta Katarina – wines were tasted for the first time in a public U.S. retail setting at Pairings Wine Market. For…

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March 12, 2010

For the Love of Malbec

Family Meschini Talks Malbec, Mendoza and their LOVE for their family-owned Argentine Winery. In a country like the U.S.,  already chucked full of Minnesota based or born Winemakers, we’re still finding MORE! Minneapolis couple talks Malbec, Mendoza, and their LOVE for the wines that they produce from their Argentinian Winery. Meschini Winery, family owned and…

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  • Leslee and Michael,
    I just wanted to thank you both for the spectacular evening you hosted for our group. My wife and I and our guests—and everyone we talked to—had a wonderful time.
    I have never learned so much about beer and wine, glasses, their history and regions, and “pairing” the right way. You were both easy to listen to and are amazingly good at what you do. I’m impressed.
    Thanks, again, for your time and I’m sure our paths will cross again in the future!
    Darryl A Savage, Financial Advisor
    Thrivent Financial
    Burnsville, MN