Pairings

  • 10 Grapes best paired to National Hot Dog Day

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    Bring on the mustard, the pickles, the ketchup and all the fixins’ because today is National Hot Dog Day! From bratwurst to polish sausage, to good ole fashioned wieners, Americans have enjoyed the almighty dog since 1871 when a German baker by the name of Charles Feltman, opened up the first Coney Island hot dog stand…

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    July 19, 2017
  • Perfect Pairings for your Memorial Day Holiday

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    As Memorial Day weekend approaches, we gear up for a weekend of relaxation, friends, outdoor picnics and family gatherings.  From sausages on the grill to picnic goodies and grandma’s homemade salads – we head to our favorite retail bottle shops for all the quintessential wines for pairing.  As the weather turns warmer, most head to…

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    May 19, 2017
  • Easter Wine Picks on Fox 9

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    Looking for a few last minute wine ideas for pairing to your Easter brunch or dinner table?  This morning on Fox 9 with Todd Walker, I give you a nice selection of pinks, whites & reds to pair up to all those delicious traditional Easter eats!  Check ‘em out here:

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    April 16, 2017
  • A Wine Lover’s Food & Wine Guide to Sonoma/Napa

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    Got the bug for a little wine country travel?  Over the years, I have sent numerous clients and friends advice and recommendations when it comes to wine country travel.  Whether it be wineries to visit, favorite restaurants or hotel recommendations or just a list of ‘must dos’ when in these regions worldwide, many of you have delightfully reported…

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    February 1, 2017
  • Best Wines for your Thanksgiving Table

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    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, and after all the Thanksgiving Day classes I’ve been teaching within the past couple of weeks, I thought it only appropriate to share the delicious list of Turkey Day Sips that I’ve been chatting up!  You have just one more day to run out and get all of the wines…

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    November 23, 2016
  • Wine paired to Strawberry Twizzlers?

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    In case you missed Amusée’s last visit to The Jason Show with host, Jason Matheson, we’ve got the clip lined up for you, here! Check out what Leslee had to say about wines that are best for pairing to the fall season and what wine really does pair BEST with Strawberry Twizzlers!

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    September 19, 2016
  • MN State Fair Food & Wine Pairings — Alligator on a Stick?

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    If you thought you had seen it all when it came to wine and food pairings, guess again.  Twin Cities very own, Sommelier Leslee Miller of Amusée, shows off her ‘pairing skills’ as she pairs ALL things Minnesota State Fair Food to Minnesota Wine!  Here’s her interview with Bring me the News… (Article by: Melissa…

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    August 31, 2016
  • How to Pair Wine with Summer Cookout Foods

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    In my most recent interview for Bed, Bath & Beyond with writer Leigh K, I share all of my favorite tips for how one might go about pairing wine to all things ‘Summer Cookout Foods’.  Want the secrets to success for your next backyard outing?   Check it out!  July 15, 2016 How to Pair Wine…

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    July 25, 2016
  • Easy 4th of July Summer Recipes with Wine Pairings

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    If you’ve ever been to one of Chef Mike Shannon & I’s cooking classes at Cooks of Crocus Hill then you’d know that whipping up delicious food and pairing wines for any occasion doesn’t have to be difficult.  While Chef Mike and I agree on a number of tasty levels, we absolutely agree that cooking and…

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    June 30, 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