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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

Life According to Rosé

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Each month, my ten year Girls n Grapes group gathers to try on a new set of wines with a theme in mind.  This past month, we celebrated the ultimate summer wine genre, PINK.  ‘Life according to Rosé’ was the theme as we laid out a variety of worldwide pinks for our tasting.  Here’s the low…

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June 10, 2016

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
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