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Climate Change + the Wine Industry – is this a thing?

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Transforming the World’s Wine Map People may disagree about the causes or even existence of climate change, but for those who see which way the wind is blowing (as the jet stream disappears), extreme deviation in weather trends have had a tremendous impact on agriculture. In the area of viticulture, climate change is having both…

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March 10, 2018

Women + Wine + Wellness Trip to Wine Country!

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Grab your favorite travel buddy & join us May 3-6, 2018 for an unforgettable weekend of wine, gourmet food and wellness. WINE.  WELLNESS.  Two words that aren’t always synonymously seen together…unit now!   Join Sommelier Leslee Miller of wine consulting firm, Amusée + national wine club, Sip Better, and health coaches/lifestyle experts, Darci Eckermann and Amanda Hesse of Sage Healthstyle and for…

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March 3, 2018

Garnacha, Grenache, Cannonau

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Garnacha, Grenache, Cannonau — by any other grape name relates to the word ‘delicious’!  Grenache, the name this grape is given across the majority of the world’s grape growing regions.  Garnacha, the name this grape is given in Spain and Cannonau, the local name for the grape in Sardinia, one of the island’s most successful…

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September 13, 2017

Wine Cocktails for your Holiday Season

Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry!   While you’ve spent oodles of time preparing appetizers, cookies and other treats for your arriving holiday guests – creating something tasty & unique from the beverage department shouldn’t take hours of your time OR break the bank!  Here are a few fun ideas that I…

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December 15, 2016

Easy 4th of July Summer Recipes with Wine Pairings

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If you’ve ever been to one of Chef Mike Shannon & I’s cooking classes at Cooks of Crocus Hill then you’d know that whipping up delicious food and pairing wines for any occasion doesn’t have to be difficult.  While Chef Mike and I agree on a number of tasty levels, we absolutely agree that cooking and…

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June 30, 2016

Leslee on Kare 11 Sunrise talking MN Grape Varietals

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February 12, 2016

MN Wine & Twin Cities Live with Sommelier Leslee Miller

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Hope you caught the Winter Wine Fest, as sponsored by the Minnesota Grape Growers Association, this past week!  Over 700pp attended the event, as it is the year’s largest local winery tasting in the state. Here’s a few words about the event as I chat with the folks from Twin Cities Live about Minnesota grape…

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February 11, 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

New Year’s Resolutions for the Wine Lover

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What are YOUR New Year’s Resolutions as a wine drinker?  Amusée’s wine pal, Ms. Karina Roe, regular blog post contributor for our team, has a few to offer your palate! New Year’s Resolutions for the Wine Lover I’ll just come right out and say it: New Year’s Resolutions suck. I know I’m not alone when I say that…

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January 15, 2016

How to build the Perfect Wine & Cheese Party!

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This month for Edina Magazine, I lay out all the tasty details, (with a little ‘cheese’ help from my friends @ France 44), as to how to build your own perfect cheese & wine party for the holidays! Wine and Cheese: The Perfect Pair BY LESLEE MILLER FROM THE EDINA MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2015 ISSUE    PHOTO BY:…

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October 11, 2015
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