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An Evening of Green: It’s Electric!

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As the spring season emerges, our senses tune in to the flowering tree blossom, fresh cut grass and sweet scented aromas of one of my favorite times of year.  Delighted by the change of the season, our usual group of grape lovin’ ladies (Girls n Grapes) got together to celebrate the month by pairing and tasting ‘all…

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May 2, 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

Leslee on Kare 11 Sunrise talking MN Grape Varietals

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February 12, 2016

Uncovering the Hidden Wine Gems of Eastern Europe

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A girl after my own wine heart and my affinity for Eastern European wines, Ms. Karina Roe, regular contributor to Amusée’s blog, shares her love for these pocketed wine gems with our readers.  Including a slew of suggestions that include her E. European favorites! Uncovering the Hidden Wine Gems of Eastern Europe Believe it or not, my love…

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October 20, 2015

Sí What’s Next with Ribera del Duero & Rueda Wines

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If you haven’t heard, I’m part of a new campaign celebrating the very exciting and delicious regions of Rueda & Ribera del Duero, Spain!  The campaign is called: ‘Sí What’s Next’ featuring a wide variety of styles of red wines that focus on the grape, Tempranillo from the Ribera del Duero region (otherwise known in…

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June 17, 2015

Wine In A Can // Fiction Pinot Gris + Rosé

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We’re all about making wine an accessible pastime at Amusée, which is why wine in a can (YES) particularly appeals to us. Especially when it’s as good as Field Recordings! This California winery’s new portfolio of Fiction canned wines are brightly-colored tall boys of wine you can take to a picnic or an outdoor concert.…

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May 29, 2015

Drink Pink // Summer Movie Edition

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What’s more intoxicating than a pretty glass of rosé? Not much…beside the arrival of spring and summer in Minnesota. It’s finally the perfect time to drink pink! And as rosé gains momentum in the United States (it’s more popular by the second!), wine shelves are beginning to bust with more and more bottles of that…

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May 1, 2015

Read, Drink, Listen

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In my regular column for Edina Magazine, I suggest a zesty South American vino for a quick winter warm up!  Want a fabulous read and a delicious listen to accompany this flavorful little find?   Read on… Read, Drink, Listen January 2015 ~  Edina Magazine The first month of the new year encourages reassessments. Janice MacLeod…

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January 9, 2015

Read, Drink, Listen

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A little Read, a little Drink and a little Listen! This month, in my regular column for Edina Magazine, I list a delicious Italian red for toasting to the holidays. Read, Drink, Listen Read Parents and children might need a humorous book or two as December descends and the holidays loom. The awful Herdman kids…

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December 16, 2014

Congratulations, Douro Valley!

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It’s happened!   The top ten wines of the world list has finally been unveiled & fully announced by The Wine Spectator! Congratulations to Dow’s with their 2011Vintage Port making it to the #1 spot!   Truly, a spectacular wine as I did have the opportunity to taste this wine when I was in Portugal this past…

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November 14, 2014
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