Revival – Rhone!

After a long hiatus taken by the Girls & Grapes group, our gaggle of gals brought it back together this past week to review the Rhone and a few of its surrounding areas. Attached is the much anticipated list of wine reviews with tasting notes, price-points, values, and pairings.  Catch ‘em while they’re hot and (as… Continue

Cold Climate Competition

Last Thursday, I sat amongst a panel of several judges analyzing a number of wines for one of the country’s most talked about grape pageants, the International Cold Climate Competition. After tasting over 75 wines within an 8 hour time slot, here is a overview of the day’s activities and its significance as told by Channel 5’s,… Continue

Experience Harvest in the Willamette Valley with Amusée

A Taste of Portland and the Willamette Valley A Unique Wine Experience Hosted by Sommelier, Leslee D. Miller Amusée Wine and Hallberg Travel & Tours present a perfect pairing of wine and travel experiences on this five night, hosted tour. Get a taste of the hip “green” city of Portland and sample the refreshing, new… Continue

Minnesota’s 1st Cheese Fest

Sunday, June 3  *  Noon – 6 p.m. International Bazaar, State Fair Grounds Join cheesemakers from Minnesota and Wisconsin for an afternoon of~ Gourmet food trucks Home cheesemaking demonstrations Cicerone-led beer and cheese pairing demonstrations with Michael Agnew of A Perfect Pint Sommelier-led wine and cheese pairing demonstrations with Leslee Miller of Amusée …and more! For more information regarding… Continue

Amusée part of Cafe Ena 5 Year Celebration!

5 Year Anniversary Wine Dinner Cafe Ena Tuesday, May 8th, 2012  6:30 It is hard to believe we are coming up on five years here @ Cafe Ena! It seems like just yesterday we were opening our door’s for the first time. We feel so blessed to be part of such a wonderful neighborhood and… Continue

Simply Science with Kare 11

Simply Science: Picking the right glass for drinking wine Written by Laura Betker Simply Science GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Many of us tend to drink all of our wine out of the same type of glass. But local sommelier Leslee Miller from Amusee Wine says the glass really does make a difference in how a… Continue

Interview with Corey Braunel of Washington Winery, Dusted Valley Vintners

This is one wicked cool interview! C’mon…two Wisconsin natives talking wine paired to fish fry & bratwurst, what could be better? Sommelier Leslee Miller of Amusée Wine attends the Washington Trade Tasting held in Minneapolis & talks Washington Winegrower/Owner, Corey Braunel, of Dusted Valley Vintners to share some time w/ her chatting WA Wine Varietals… Continue

Ladera Wines from Napa on Oscar Sunday

Sommelier Leslee Miller of Amusée ( reviews a gorgeous selection of Napa Valley wines from Ladera Winery. Wines include a multitude of vintages from their Napa Valley Cabernet, Howell Mountain Merlot to a selection of their Lone Canyon Cabernet of different vintages. Oscar stars from Bradley Cooper to Brad Pitt and George Clooney join her… Continue

MN Grape Growers Interview @ 2012 Cold Climate Conference

Sommelier Leslee Miller of Amusée interviews two very important characters heavily involved in the Minnesota Wine Industry @ the 2012 Cold Climate Conference. Kristo Sween and Irving Geary of the Minnesota Grape Growers Association talk about their involvement with Minnesota’s Grape Growing Community, the role of the association, the importance of the Cold Climate Conference… Continue

Wine O’ Clock ~ Pretty in Pink!

Get into the Groove with Kitchen in the Market and Amusée! Pretty in Pink! is the kick off theme to our Wine O’Clock Series. Definition: Fun filled Happy Hours Join our first guest speaker, Sommelier Leslee Miller of Amusée, as she kicks off the spring season with a super sipping’ selection of PINKS.  Around the globe in Rosé is the name… Continue

Sommelier, Cicerone & Chef Share their Best of the Best Pairings

Looking for ideas when pairing an entire dinner to all things BEER & WINE? Chef Mike Shannon of Twin Cities Cooking School, Cooks of Crocus Hill – Sommelier Leslee Miller of Amusée Wine – and Cicerone Michael Agnew of A Perfect Pint share their favorite beer and wine pairings from one of their most coveted… Continue