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MN Winery Road Trips for the Fall

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As the summer comes to a close, you’ve put the kids are back in school and the aromas of fall taken hold of the senses — it’s time to start making plans for the next season on the docket.  And what better way to grasp the season at its fullest than to jump in the car and…

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September 5, 2018

Somms Spill on Nights from Hell

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Every once in a while in the hospitality field we as pros have what we call ‘an odd night’.  A night that sort of has you left scratching your head.  May be an odd request from a guest, someone impossible to please or just well, a situation that has you thinking ‘what the hell is…

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May 30, 2018

Finally Wine Pairings I Can Actually Understand, Huffington Post Feature

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Many of you do not know and there are probably a good chunk of you who DO because I talk about their products so much, but I am a regular national spokesperson for ALDI.  Yep, ALDI grocery!  Seriously, one of the best places to buy your everyday market needs and oh, just so happens to…

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October 19, 2017

Media Mention for Twin Cities Wine Bloggers

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Great article by my friend, colleague and wine column write for the Twin Cities’s Star Tribune, Bill Ward, showcasing some local wine bloggers in town including yours truly! 4 Twin Cities wine experts help you understand wineWhich bottle of wine? Find out from these four Twin Cities bloggers These four Twin Cities writers have great advice…

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March 9, 2017

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

Why not Sundays?

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Pressure mounts for Sunday retail liquor sales in Minnesota New efforts designed to put pressure on legislators to change the law include a slick social media campaign. By Christopher Aadland (Star Tribune) February 19, 2016 — 12:12am YouTube A scene from a YouTube video that is part of the Why Not Sundays? campaign, a effort by…

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February 21, 2016

Edina Magazine’s February Read, Drink, Listen says: ‘Drink Family-Owned’

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This month in my column for Edina Magazine, I showcase a Pinot Noir from one of my favorite family owned Oregon wineries, Ponzi Vineyards.  Take a peek!  Read, Drink, Listen: February Read While promoting a new cookbook in 2009, Ruth Reichl, editor of Gourmet magazine, was called back to New York to learn that the…

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February 18, 2016

Winter Wine Fest: MN Grapes Interview with Sommelier Leslee Miller

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This week while promoting the Winter Wine Fest, as a new board member to the Minnesota Grape Growers Association, I had fun with a little morning interview with local blogger, Paige Latham.  A beer enthusiast by trade and owner of the Alcohol by Volume Blog, Paige also shares quite an interest in the local wine scene.…

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February 10, 2016

8 Budget Friendly Champagne Alternatives for New Years Eve

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Above & Beyond A BLOG FROM BED BATH & BEYOND® 8 Budget-Friendly Champagne Alternatives for New Year’s Eve Champagne Alternatives December 23, 2015  December 23, 2015 BY LEIGH KRAMARCZUK When you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve shindig, the cost of buying Champagne for the midnight toast can quickly add up. (A decent bottle will likely…

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December 24, 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
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