Pairings

  • 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
  • Chef/Sommelier Recipe & Wine Pairing for Certified Piedmontese

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    Oh yum!  Here’s your chance to make Chef Alan Bergo from The Salt Cellar‘s, delicious house made Sauce Choron at home! Equipped with a wine pairing ‪‬ that I’ve recommended for Chef’s Flat Iron Steaks with Sauce Choron recipe.  Check it out online via Certified Piedmontese‘s digital copy, page 28. Here’s the Link!

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    February 15, 2016
  • 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
  • ‘Excessive Celebration’: Tips for Game Day Celebration!

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    Ready for the big game this weekend?   Check out my most recent article in Edina Magazine for a whole slew of fun entertaining tips, recipes & drink recommendations for this weekend’s upcoming Super Bowl Party! Excessive Celebration: Expert Tips for Game-day Entertaining PHOTO BY: EMILY J. DAVIS Last year, the Super Bowl became the…

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    February 4, 2016
  • Holiday Gift Guide for the Wine Lover // 2015

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    It’s not too late to make the food and wine lover in your life the happiest of clams this holiday season! We’ve gathered some of our favorite items in this post to guarantee you find a delicious and memorable gift for everyone on your list. And don’t forget to sign up for the Amusée newsletter…

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    December 14, 2015
  • How to build the Perfect Wine & Cheese Party!

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    This month for Edina Magazine, I lay out all the tasty details, (with a little ‘cheese’ help from my friends @ France 44), as to how to build your own perfect cheese & wine party for the holidays! Wine and Cheese: The Perfect Pair BY LESLEE MILLER FROM THE EDINA MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2015 ISSUE    PHOTO BY:…

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    October 11, 2015
  • Must Haves // Summer Whites!

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    July is such a great month for sippin’, don’t ya think?  While Minnesotans are habitual about ‘only drinking’ white in the hot summer Midwestern months, from my view, all wines are good any time of the year!  If you know my perspective, I generally select wines based on my mood or my food. Well, my…

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    July 10, 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
  • Sí What’s Next with Ribera del Duero & Rueda Wines

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    If you haven’t heard, I’m part of a new campaign celebrating the very exciting and delicious regions of Rueda & Ribera del Duero, Spain!  The campaign is called: ‘Sí What’s Next’ featuring a wide variety of styles of red wines that focus on the grape, Tempranillo from the Ribera del Duero region (otherwise known in…

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    June 17, 2015