Pairings

  • 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
  • Holiday Wine Parties and Perfect Food + Wine Pairings to Come!

    I know we say it every year about this time…’the holidays are just around the corner’ but every year we let November take us over and before you know it Turkey Day is already here. And, before you can come out of your turkey slumber, Christmas hits you like a lump of coal. While we…

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    November 3, 2009
  • ‘What kind of wine pairs well with Crow?’

    As hard as this is, I have to sadly admit to the fact that well…Brett Favre just isn’t mine anymore.  While it’s a hard pill to swallow and I’m not one to keep my ‘sports’ feelings to myself, the gain of my once ‘beloved’ quarterback to the opposing bench has been one of the hardest…

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    November 2, 2009
  • A Perfect Pairing and a South African Treat

    With the end of the summer nearing and just a month or so left of beautiful weather to enjoy, it’s always best to get the most out of your backyard – especially when it involves kicking back and enjoying great wine. While on a visit to south Minneapolis’s France 44 www.france44.com  (a local wine/spirit shop) I…

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    August 3, 2009
  • Shocking American Idol

    If you missed the last episode to American Idol, well then you may want to order a couple bottles of bubbly and watch it with someone who taped it. Un-freekin’-believable is the only thing I can say.  Embarrassed to admit, I watched the entire season only to be shocked with the season’s finale. While the…

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    May 20, 2009
  • KBEM Jazz Dinner @ The Red Stag

    On Wednesday, February 18th, I had the honor of presenting wines for the second year to one of radio station’s, KBEM, ‘RestauranTOUR Jazz Dinners’.  The event, which was held at The Red Stag Supper Club, showcased a wonderful four-course menu featuring an array of international wines and local sustainable food.  Kim Bartman, owner of The Red Stag and other local goodies…

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    February 22, 2009
  • Peanut Butter and Wine – is there a pairing?

    Sounds impossible, almost slightly ridiculous – but in truth, absolutely do-able. I know, I know, you’re not supposed to stump a sommelier, well…it was almost done! I am preparing for an event on February 12th at Bergstrom Jewelers which includes pairing to cheese and chocolate.  Normally, two of my favorites ‘pairables’.  However, when my chocolatier,…

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    January 31, 2009