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Aphrodisiac Pairings: Give Your Valentine’s Day Meal New Meaning

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Is there a better way to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day than sampling a few Aphrodisiac Food & Wine Pairings?  Amusée’s resident blog contributor, Karina Roe, recaps a night of tasty pairings Team Amusée tried on to find the best! Back in the day, “aphrodisiac foods” were basically anything that looked… well……

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February 9, 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

2016 Wine Industry Predictions as told by Wine Professionals

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‘A new year, a new you!’…isn’t that what commercials, ads and social media frenzies are touting?  While we’re all trying to reset, rejuvenate and reenergize our mindsets, health routines and bodies, many from my side of the industry are also trying to get a handle on and reset our business plans for what will actually happen…

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January 7, 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

ALDI partners with Sommelier Leslee Miller for a Wine & Cheese Party!

By DeliMarketNews.com November 16, 2015 ALDI Partners with Leslee Miller for Low Cost Gourmet Wine & Cheese Planning Style the perfect platter without breaking the bank To assist budget-conscious consumers get the most bang for their buck this holiday season, ALDI has teamed up with Leslee Miller, “a dually certified Sommelier through the International Sommelier Guild and…

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November 16, 2015

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

Demystifying the World of Minnesota Wine

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When most people think of enjoying a glass of wine, they generally tend to head towards grapes that come from a species of grape vine called, Vitis Vinifera. You know, the grapes in your glass like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir or Cabernet. Although there are nearly 5,000 to 10,000 Vitis Vinifera varieties across the globe,…

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August 31, 2015

Breaking The Rules // Chillable Summer Reds

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It’s 85 degrees, humid, and the deck party crew is making a beeline for the beverage table. You’ve thought ahead: Zingy Sauvignon Blancs for your classy white wine drinkers, gulpable Provencal rosés for the cultured and trendy, as well as a few of those killer summer whites picked out by Leslee from the previous post.…

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July 22, 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

Wine for Father’s Day // BBQ Style

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Hi!  I’m Karina—a lover of traveling, writing, and geeky, unique wines.  And, a new friend of Amusée’s!  Catch me sharing a few of my favorite wines, tips, pairings and recommendations around this beautiful, mysterious & delicious world of wine on Amusée’s blog from time time! There’s no reason we shouldn’t celebrate father figures every day of the year,…

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June 20, 2015
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