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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February 28, 2010

Croatian Wine Lands a Spot in Twin Cities

Last week at a popular series of Twin Cities Wine Classes that myself and pal, Anissa Gurstel of Pairings Wine Market, teach at one of Minneapolis’s newest hot wine retail spots – Pairings Food & Wine Market, named GIRLS GONE WINE – a brand new wine and a brand new winery from Croatia was unveiled. …

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February 27, 2010

An Argentinian Wine Review from Amusée – Wines Under $10

A great way to spend your buck wisely… While many are looking for those wines that $10 are under, here is a fabulous answer to a gorgeous Chardonnay. Yum!  Fabulous as a mid winter treat and a great way to start Valentine’s Day early!

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February 3, 2010
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  • We have done many events with Leslee at our restaurants including: wine dinners, wine tastings, and staff trainings. I am continually impressed with her vast wine knowledge and utmost ability to make wine accessible and fun to both new and experienced wine lovers. Erin Ungerman, Owner
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