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National Rosé Day Picks!

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He calls me the ‘Royalty of Rosé’, the ‘Mistress of Merlot’ and ‘The Princess of Pinot’.  I am, after all, his WINE DIVA and am so so happy to always be a part of his monthly wine finds.  He is the lovely + very talented host of his own daytime show, The Jason Show.  He is…

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June 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

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

Grape Intelligence: 2018 Wine Predictions + Trends

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The world of wine is ever changing.  From year to year, we see trends come and go, sectors of the industry rise and others diminish.  This past year, we felt the fury of Mother Nature and the effects that weather patterns, drought and more had on our illustrious industry.  So what is in store for 2018? …

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January 6, 2018

Makers of MN features Amusée

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I am thrilled to be a part of this very exciting new series that my good friend and host of the show, Stephanie Hansen, has created called:  Makers of MN!  Stephanie features MN entrepreneurs and spends a good deal of time interviewing them in her new series. Interested in how ‘Amusée’ got started?  Listen to…

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March 16, 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

Wine Industry Professionals’ Top Wine Trends expected in 2017

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I know, I know — we’re back to work and the ‘new year, new you, healthy lifestyle, no drinking, meatless meals, detoxification’ mindset is everywhere, right?  Even sites like Dryuary have gone so far as to making the month of January a full 30-day challenge as to abstaining from your favorite boozy sips.  But I’m voting against it!…

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January 10, 2017

Ryder Cup Worthy

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The Ryder Cup, one of the most prestigious golf outings of the year.  Featured as a biennial event, millions will watch this September from Minnesota’s own, Hazeltine National Golf Club, as some of the world’s best players team up to represent Europe and the United States.  This year, the U.S. team is captained by golf…

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September 26, 2016

Blind Tasting Minnesota Wine on MyTalk 107.1 Radio

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Twin Cities Sommelier, Leslee Miller, goes on air with My Talk Radio‘s Stephanie March in her weekly Beer, Wine, Spirits Show to prove that Minnesota wine is just as good as other international wines. Would you be able to pick THE Minnesota wine in a line up of international grapes? Find out and see how Stephanie and her guest do…

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August 6, 2016

Libationary Literature for the Summer Bookworm

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Grape Reads:  Our very own blog contributor, Karina Roe, is back!  And, she’s loaded up with a slew of fantastic reads for your summer vaca.  Whether it be after work in the hammock with a good glass of wine, out on the lake over the weekend, or on the beach while soaking in some rays,…

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July 11, 2016
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