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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

Valentine’s Day Wine + Chocolate Pairings

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Happy Valentine’s Day, folks! If you missed my segment this week on The Jason Show on Fox 9, here’s what you missed… Wine + Chocolate Pairings!  Okay, truth be told — wine, liqueurs and vermouth all paired to chocolate. Here’s the segment!  And, in case you’re headed off to your favorite bottle shop for these…

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February 15, 2018

Super Bowl Food + Wine Pairings

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Yeah yeah, we know — beer is generally the libation that wins this category.  But not this year, BEER.  We’re coming for ya!  And we’re covering some of the world’s most versatile grapes.  From nachos, to guacamole, chili, pizza, popcorn and buffalo chicken wings — I’ve got a grape pairing for everything on your Super Bowl board this…

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January 31, 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

The Best Bubbles for NYE as told by Wine Industry Professionals

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Still looking for THE bubble when it comes to your NYE celebration?  Well, you just struck the ‘bubble lottery’ with this one!  I asked a few of my fave peeps in the wine industry (from retailers, writers, on premise managers, to distribution, winemakers, educators, supplier/importers and beyond) to give me their favorite sparkly for the upcoming holiday. …

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December 27, 2017

Pairing Christmas Cookies + Wine!

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You all know what I’m gonna say if you live in the Twin Cities metro area and you tune into Fox 9 daily in our local area…  “In case you missed it!” Yep, you got it!  Here’s my segment with friend and host, Jason Matheson, of The Jason Show on Fox 9 this morning, pairing…

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December 15, 2017

Last minute Thanksgiving Day Wine Picks!

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Still not sure what wines to pair to your Thanksgiving Day table?  Catch up with my favorite picks for the Jason Show on Fox 9 pairing to everything from the bird, to your fave green bean casserole and into those yummy dessert plates! Wines featured: Gifts for the host/hostess:  Field Recordings Blanc de Franc (sparkling Cab…

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November 22, 2017

Best Halloween Candy + Wine Pairings!

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We’re gearing up for Halloween with all of our favorite treats paired to a variety of delicious wine styles from around the globe!  Video brought to you via my new national wine club, Sip Better.  Check it out!

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October 30, 2017

Finally Wine Pairings I Can Actually Understand, Huffington Post Feature

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Many of you do not know and there are probably a good chunk of you who DO because I talk about their products so much, but I am a regular national spokesperson for ALDI.  Yep, ALDI grocery!  Seriously, one of the best places to buy your everyday market needs and oh, just so happens to…

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October 19, 2017

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
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  • Here at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Leslee Miller brings an entertaining and informative energy to our wine classes. She is an extraordinarily competent sommelier, with a passion for her craft, in a profession riddled with pretenders. As a chef, she is my most valued resource when it comes to wine and food. Mike Shannon
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    Edina, MN