Pairings

  • Smoked, Grilled and Sauced Class ~ Smokes!

    Sizzzzzzleeeee…is all you heard last nite in a room chucked full of almost 40 people for a very fun  Smoked, Grilled and Sauced Class @ Cooks of Crocus Hill in St Paul  with Minneapolis Culinary Superstars:  Chef Mike Shannon, Sommelier Leslee Miller and Cicerone Michael Agnew.  First thing you ask is…what’s a Cicerone and what’s he…

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    May 1, 2010
  • Seattle and The Purple Cafe

    So I’m in Seattle.  And, I have to tell you, there is truly nothing like Seattle.  It’s such a great city.  Really.  If you’re looking for fun, colorful, lively, fresh and open to anything – try Seattle.  Not only are the steep-inclining city streets fun to walk up, but the peeps that you meet on…

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    April 24, 2010
  • The Perfect Pairing begins with Great Company

    There are many things that make a ‘great pairing’ or a ‘great bottle of wine’, but none really better (in my opinion) than the company of great friends or family to enjoy it with. Last nite, at one of my many Cooks of Crocus Hill Classes – undoubtedly Twin Cities Best Wine Classes – I…

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    April 10, 2010
  • Easter Wine Picks

    If you’ve chosen Lamb as your main course this Easter, here are a couple of really great wines to pair with your table this holiday! If you’re not having Lamb, no worries!  These wines will go with Ham down to Turkey – whatever you’ve chosen for your Easter meal.  From the appetizers to your main course,…

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    April 2, 2010
  • Super Sexy Merlot

    Merlot, poor baby Merlot – tossed aside and what we thought…would be left for dead…after one silly line from a movie “I’m not drinking any f- Merlot!”  Well, she’s comin’ back and in a SUPER SEXY WAY! Last Monday night, March 1st, I taught a fun class called:  The Queen of Grapes ~ Merlot @ my…

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    March 7, 2010
  • Looking for your own Twin Cities Food and Wine Experience? Head to the 112

    In the dead of the winter, when spring seems still like months and months away, all Minnesotans need to enjoy the little things in life to keep them going.  For me, it’s good food and good wine.  Last nite, I enjoyed just that.  With a Saturday nite off, a very rare experience for me, my…

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    February 21, 2010
  • The Best of Twin Cities Food and Wine Pairings Class – Strikes Again!

    With a slew of fabulous recipes and 7 (yes, 7!) different wines to pair, last nite’s food and wine pairing class:  Que Syrah, Sirah, Shiraz!  was a hit.  While I teach across the Twin Cities with an array of unbelievably talented chefs, some of my favorite and also most popular classes are taught at  COOKS…

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    February 20, 2010
  • A Great Valentine’s Day Recommendation from my friends at Sokol Blosser!

    Sokol Blosser Winery ~ Willamette Valley, Oregon The Wine:  Sokol Blosser Meditrina My take:  This an awesome blend of Pinot Noir, Zinfandel + Syrah.  A really lovely wine for the season and on the shelf for right around $20- great value!  Spicy and fabulous with pizza, grilled items or even dark chocolate in the bath…

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    February 11, 2010
  • Looking for a Fun Wine Education Class in the Twin Cities?

    Look no farther… If you haven’t been to one of Amusee’s Wine Education Classes, then you’re missing out! While the popularity of these classes are much in demand, we have found that they are selling out at record speed.  We decided to add a class for you to enjoy, last minute!  On February 1st at Cooks…

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    January 20, 2010
  • Favorite Local Sommelier, Leslee Miller, to appear on Kare 11′s Saturday morning show!

    Tune in this Saturday, November 21st – starting at 8 a.m. for some great tips on ~ Pairing and Choosing the Right Wines for Your Holiday Season! Local Sommelier, Leslee Miller, owner of Amusée – a full service wine consulting firm, will appear on the local news channel Kare 11 www.kare11.com to share with you some of the easiest tips for bringing home…

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    November 17, 2009