• The Four Quintessential Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner

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    With all the fuss of the holiday season, grabbing wine for your Thanksgiving Day Feast shouldn’t be a chore.  And, do you really need 7-8 different wines to pair to all of the goodies on your table?  Not in my book.  I’m all about keeping it simple in more ways than one — my time, my…

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    November 12, 2019
  • Spooky Adult Halloween Treats + their Wine Pairings


    This week on Fox 9′s The Jason Show, I teamed up with one of my favorite Twin Cities’ chefs, Corey Meier, of Create Catering for a spook-tacular combo of yummy adult Halloween treats paired to  wine. Because who doesn’t love a fun adult treat while the kiddos are out trick or treating? Equipped with a…

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    October 16, 2019
  • How to Select Wine from a Restaurant Wine List

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    Is selecting wine from a restaurant list an intimidating task?  How WOULD you go about picking wine for a large group of people at a restaurant whether you’re with friends, family or colleagues?  What DO you actually do when the server comes back with the wine?  Smell the cork, taste the wine?  What ARE some of…

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    September 23, 2019
  • Best MN Wine based SIP at the MN State Fair?

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    Welp.  There’s definitely never a dull moment when I’m on the Jason Show, that’s for sure.  Our segment this week at the MN State Fair was no exception. The best MN wine based SIP at the MN State Fair?  Yep, we reviewed that, and more. From wine slushees, spritzers to meads.  Check it out!

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    August 28, 2019
  • Does the SHAPE of your wine glass matter?


    My friend, Jason Matheson, and I have knocked down a LOT of really fun segments on his very popular daytime TV show, The Jason Show.  However, our newest has all but broken the internet with the amount of interaction we’ve had with a recent segment we filmed centering around the SCIENCE + technology behind WINE GLASSWARE shapes.…

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    August 24, 2019
  • Girl Scout Cookies + Wine

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    You asked + of course, I was up for the task! Yes, I know that the world has been pairing wine to Girl Scout cookies for some time.  After all of your emails asking why I had not done it — I finally broke down and yes…took one for the team!  16 boxes of G.S.…

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    March 22, 2019
  • Aphrodisiac Foods + Wine Pairings on The Jason Show


    Valentine’s Day Recipes + Wine Pairings Abound in my most recent Jason Show appearance! Click THIS LINK to watch! Kumamoto Oysters paired to:  Keush Sparkling Brut Cocoa Dusted Candied Hazelnuts paired to:  Domaine des Terres Dorées ‘FRV 100’ Ingredients: 250 Grams of Nuts ( your choice) 150 Grams of Granulated Sugar 40 Grams of Water Salt to Taste…

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    February 13, 2019
  • Bubbly, Red or White for your Valentine!

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    This week, I had the pleasure of spending a bit of time with the very talented + legendary news anchor, Diana Pierce!  Ms. Diana has a new Facebook channel that shares a great deal of awesome local news stories called: What’s next?  with Diana Pierce. Catch Diana + I chatting to a wide variety of…

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    February 9, 2019
  • Wine + Wellness — sugars, calories + alcohol in wine

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    What’s in your wine? This week on the Jason Show  on Fox 9, I chat to the healthy + not so healthy parts of wine — sugar, additives + calories in wine.  What’s in YOUR glass? Watch as I compare a few very popular wines to the sugars in a can of coca cola! For…

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    January 11, 2019
  • Salty, Savory, Sweet Holiday Snacks paired to the best Vinos

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    This week on the Jason Show, Chef Corey Meier of Create Catering + I concocted a serious collection of delicious holiday snacks paired to wines of all kind — sparkly, red, oh + a holiday wine-tail to boot! Check out our segment with dear friend, Jason Matheson, of The Jason Show (RECIPES + WINES listed below!) Caramel Brittle Sea…

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    December 12, 2018