Music & Wine

Tickle your June senses with the Argentine grape, Torrontés

Every month, I write a short column for Edina Magazine, paired up with a ‘Must Read’ and ‘Must Listen’ for the season… Here is the best of the best for the month of June.  Try pairing all three together for a super summer sippin’ experience! Read, Drink, Listen The monthly must-haves. June 2013 Read: Shopping…

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June 18, 2013

A Must See Show!

Want something fun to do on a Sunday nite?  Go check out my Argentine pal, Franco Meschini. You’ll love his charming acoustic sound.

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February 10, 2012

Sade Sizzles the Senses

You’d think I went kicking and screaming, I was so ‘unenthrauled’  with going to the John Legend/Sade concert last nite at the Target Center downtown Minneapolis.  My husband, an avid live music fan, bought tickets to the concert months before and had become increasingly more excited about the event than his own birthday in a few…

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August 10, 2011

A Review of Lead Singer, Maynard Keenan of Tool’s Winery, Caduceus Cellars of Arizona

You need not watch if you’re not down for a little fun with the video camera.  While yes, it is a full review of a line up of six of  Winemaker Maynard Keenan’s wines from Caduceus Cellars - this vid has a few more antics than maybe most can handle. Tool music in the background, a cool…

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May 4, 2011

Merry Christmas Las Vegas

Upon a very short to Las Vegas this past weekend, I was reminded of some very fun times I have spent  listening and jamming to some unbelievable music through the Vegas scene in years past.  Quite a few of my most memorable have to do with Dave Matthews.  Of course, if you’ve read any of my…

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December 20, 2010

Thanksgiving Pairing: Donavon Frankenreiter + Malbec

This past week I went to see one of my favorite little hippie acoustic guitar players, Donavon Frankenreiter.  A Hawaiian native born to surf, play guitar and woo the ladies, has always been one of my favorite ‘kick back’ musicians.  It’s truly no wonder that he’s at the top of my playlist, as one of his…

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November 21, 2010

She will be loved…

While it has been some time since my last blog posting, a month!, I must prepare you for the onslaught of blog postings that are about to hit you from Amusée!  The fall is a super busy time for my team here at Amusée with parties booking from coast to coast, in home wine adventures,…

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November 3, 2010

Oh my Gaga…Is it another ThrowDown?

In case you missed it, there was a Showdown ThrowDown last nite in the Twin Cities between two of Music’s Hottest Blonde Bombshells – Lady Gaga & Carrie Underwood.  Gaga at St Paul’s Xcel Enery Center and Underwood at the State Fair…hmmm.  Love ya Carrie, but the state fair, really?  Gaga was so hot, she…

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September 1, 2010

Stung Again!

Shake n Bake, I’m back from the Hot State of Georgia!  Hope you all had a chance to catch up on my stops and eats along the way while in Atlanta.  With so much good food to enjoy, a fabulous five days of relaxin’ + great friends to enjoy it all with – our trip…

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July 5, 2010

Sting and Her Majesty’s Orchestra

Sting.  There are only a few folks in the world that can get by on one name alone.  The few that come to mind are:  Price, Pink,  Meatloaf and Sting.  (You’re thinking…How did Meatloaf get roped into that crowd, right?)  And Sir Sting, a category all his own.  One can only fully understand if you’ve been to a…

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June 23, 2010
  • Here at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Leslee Miller brings an entertaining and informative energy to our wine classes. She is an extraordinarily competent sommelier, with a passion for her craft, in a profession riddled with pretenders. As a chef, she is my most valued resource when it comes to wine and food. Mike Shannon
    School Coordinator
    Cooks of Crocus Hill
    Edina, MN