Best ‘Wine Based’ Drinks at the MN State Fair 2021

My goodness, if you missed this week’s Jason Show segment featuring my list of the MN State Fair’s BEST WINE BASED DRINKS — you’re about to get a good chuckle! Jason + I always have an amazing time at the fair, but this year…well, you tell me who had a better time in this segment.… Continue

Sparkling Wine Masterclass Segment on The Jason Show 🍾

Love sparkling wines like we do? I was absolutely up for the task chatting up one of my favorite styles of wine when Jason + the team at The Jason Show asked for a segment hi-lighting all things SPARKLING WINE this week on Fox 9.   From styles, glassware, vintage/non vintage speak, grapes + pairings —… Continue

Summer Wine Entertaining Ideas

Just when you think summer can’t get any better — we’re here to tell you, it can! Keep your summer sizzlin’ with a few wine entertaining tips that’ll keep your entertaining life easy + breezy, while capturing all the flavors of summer.  Straight from our one + only, SOMM, Leslee shares 4 simple tricks with… Continue

Women In Wine: Nikki Erpelding of Vineyard Brands

This is our new blog feature, Women In Wine! Once a month, we’ll profile a badass woman in the wind industry and ask her how she makes it all happen. Enjoy! MEET: NIKKI ERPELDING OF VINEYARD BRANDS and VINE LAB WINE + SPIRITS ACADEMY   What brought you to the wine industry? The hospitality sector.… Continue

Mother’s Day Wine + Floral Pairing

Looking to create a super unique PAIRING gift for Mom on her special day? This week on Fox 9’s The Jason Show — I pair the actual aromatics of a variety of popular florals to a handful of grape varietals, regions + wine styles.   I LOVED this task!  Not an easy one, but so very… Continue

Brunchy Sips for EVERY bite on your Table

Who doesn’t love a good BRUNCH? From  chicken + waffles, avocado toast, eggs in every form, pancakes, crêpes to yogurt + granola — we’ve got you covered for every course.  I’m not only recommending a delicious Italian FIZZ, but some delicious NON ALCOHOLIC wine sips and a fun little spruced up springtime punch for enjoying!… Continue

Women’s History Month just got better with this MN Lady Winemaker

Of course we could not be more proud to celebrate our band of sisterhood amidst the month of March with Women’s History Month.  From the women who paved the way before us when it came to our professions, dreams + rights to the women who continue to inspire us to grow + believe in ourselves,… Continue

How the Pandemic Shaped Wine Drinking in the Twin Cities

I loved this recent interview with Ms. Natalie Ryder of Minnesota Monthly chatting about the pandemic + how it’s changed the way we all drink and learn wine. A great conversation as to how I see wine drinking amidst the pandemic, where I’ve taken it + how it’s changed my past year in the industry. … Continue

Women In Wine: Patty Douglas of The Wine Company

This is our new blog feature, Women In Wine! Once a month, we’ll profile a badass woman in the wind industry and ask her how she makes it all happen. Enjoy! MEET: PATTY DOUGLAS OF THE WINE COMPANY What brought you to the wine industry? I worked at Winfield Potters in St. Anthony Main while… Continue

Does chocolate really pair to wine?

With Valentine’s Day just right around the corner, I spent a little time on the Jason Show this week chatting with Jason about pairing wine to chocolate.  While many do enjoy the pairing together, do these two indulgent treats really pair all that perfectly? Check into my segment this week as I reveal my tips… Continue