Wine Recommendations

The Best Wines for your Memorial Day Weekend

The best wines for your Memorial Day Weekend Article by Marsha Trainer (City Pages) Friday ~ May 23, 2014 8:00am It’s finally balmy here in the Twin Cities, so this Memorial Day will mean picnics, grills, and all manner of outdoor eats. Of course, someone will show up with the obvious beverage choice — beer…

Read more

May 27, 2014

Super Summer Sippers for your Memorial Day Weekend

imgres

Summer is almost here and boy, it’s finally starting to feel like it.  Toasty weather means only one thing, MORE WINE! In the spirit of the holiday weekend, I thought I’d toss out some easy pairing tips while you’re loading your fridge up with foods & bevis for your weekend menus. Want the best grapes for…

Read more

May 22, 2014

Rioja’s Sleeping Lion

IMG_8385

Day 7:  An entire day of Wine Tasting amongst Rioja! The day begins with a quick drive from our place in the small town of Laguardia to our first appointment in Rioja Alavesa to the gorgeous, very modern estate of Viña Real. Viña Real, a winery which is part of the group, C.V.N.E.  Otherwise known…

Read more

March 1, 2014

#ManicMondays with The Chucker!

chuck_kanski_1

#ManicMonday is here and so is Chuck!  Back with his monthly post for Amusée, the Chucker gives us another reason to drink more BOX WINE! Everyone needs a safety net!  I am always making the statement that Minnesotans’ are not FRUGAL it’s more that Minnesotans’ are NOT WASTEFUL. There is a big difference between the…

Read more

February 18, 2014

Did you know?

IMG_6442

Looking for wine suggestions, new recipes for your everyday eats or entertaining needs, or even a list of cool wineries in a particular region you’re heading to?   Did you know that between Amusée’s Facebook, Blog, Pinterest, and Instagram pages – we have you covered from A to Z? Amusée’s Blog lists a zillion Wine…

Read more

January 30, 2014

#SommelierSips

harry-met-sally-fake-orgasm-scene

Ever had a wine that made you… Today’s #SommelierSips post is truly the wine that will send you into orbit, if you’ve never experienced such a relationship with a grape! The winery:  Marqués de Griñón   Fun Winery Facts:  Marqués de Griñón wines are sourced from the prized Dominio de Valdepusa vineyard in Castilla-La Mancha. Valdepusa…

Read more

January 29, 2014

#VittlesandVino

IMG_7831

Need a little pick me up before we head back into this Polar Vortex?  My god, will it ever end?! This week’s #VittlesandVino post, as promised, comes with a little local love as we feature a Minnesota Wine paired to a fun recipe for your weekend. I tried the recipe for the first time last…

Read more

January 24, 2014

#SommelierSips

IMG_7841

Sorry for the delay here, folks!  I’m a day behind on our weekly Wednesday #SommelierSips post.  However, with ALL of the wine homework I put forth yesterday (tasting from 11am – 10pm!), I’m locked and loaded for a TON of really cool new wines to give you!  Keep your eyes peeled for tomorrow’s #VittlesandVino post,…

Read more

January 23, 2014

#VittlesandVino

IMG_7787

#VittlesandVino is here, peeps!  Friday is our day to load you up with a delicious (and easy) recipe for the weekend, along with a delicious new wine to pair to the piece. This week’s recipe comes after a class I put on last week at Cooks of Crocus Hill with my two Food/Libation Besties, Cooks…

Read more

January 17, 2014

#SommelierSips

I’m really excited to announce today’s #SommelierSips as I just tried the wine for the very first time last night!  I thought it too good not to share with you all. The wine:  Cenyth ~ Sonoma County, California The name:  ‘Cenyth’ (pronounced sen-eth) is the ancient form of the word, zenith.  Deftly blending Bordeaux style…

Read more

January 15, 2014
  • Leslee and Michael,
    I just wanted to thank you both for the spectacular evening you hosted for our group. My wife and I and our guests—and everyone we talked to—had a wonderful time.
    I have never learned so much about beer and wine, glasses, their history and regions, and “pairing” the right way. You were both easy to listen to and are amazingly good at what you do. I’m impressed.
    Thanks, again, for your time and I’m sure our paths will cross again in the future!
    Darryl A Savage, Financial Advisor
    Thrivent Financial
    Burnsville, MN