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Long past are the days of the 'traditional' Sangria recipe. With so many more wines on the shelf and a slew of delicious bitters, shrubs + more in your favorite retail stores, I thought I’d toss out a few ways to make this tasty Spanish teaser even more irresistible with a few new flavor combinations.
Traditionally, Sangria is a blend of red wine, fresh seasonal fruit and a splash of brandy. The basics, yes, are a great place to start yet there are a number of directions you can take this simple recipe to add depth and interest to your backyard punch. For example, try making your sangria with a lush white wine like Chardonnay, instead of a more traditional ‘red’. Drop in a few tropical fruits to add dimension to the Chardonnay to expose its round pineapple-y, mango flavors.
Or, use a light and refreshing sparkling wine, like Cava from Spain to create a spa-like concoction and add ingredients like fresh kiwi, lime or basil for lifting its refreshing aromatics.
Better yet, use a dark,...
He calls me the ‘Royalty of Rosé’, the ‘Mistress of Merlot’ and ‘The Princess of Pinot’. I am, after all, his WINE DIVA and am so so happy to always be a part of his monthly wine finds. He is the lovely + very talented host of his own daytime show, The Jason Show. He is Jason Matheson.
Today, we chatted about National Rosé Day, which will take place on Saturday, June 9th. I shared a slew of delicious wines + all my favorite snacks for making your #roseallday one for the books.
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A list of the wines shown:
Later this week, all of these wines will be for sale on our public site at Sip Better — here!
Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé ~ Germany (tasted on the segment) — paired on the show to France 44′s smoked Potato Salad
Zoë Rosé ~ Greece (tasted on the segment) — paired on the show to France 44′s smoked salmon spread
Domaine de la Patience Rosé ~ France (tasted on the segment) — paired on the show to France 44′s pimento cheese spread
Amestoi Txacolina Rosé ~ Spain (tasted on the segment)...
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I am over the moon to announce our first press review at Sip Better!
Thank you to our friends at Minnesota Monthly + the lovely Ms. Joy Summers for this very flattering review.
Wine Clubs: The Perfect Mother's Day Gift
Sip Better figures out your taste for wine and goes deep
BY JOY SUMMERS
Published: May 2018
There’s a new wine club based out of Minneapolis that makes for just the sort of mom-pleasing gift we’re all looking for this time of year. I first heard about Sip Better from its founder, sommelier Leslee Miller. Miller operates Amusée, a wine company that teaches classes and builds delicious wine lists for restaurants. I was snuggled in at a seminar she led at Grandview Lodge’s yearly de’Vine weekend.
I had met Miller years before, and I fondly remember the first wine tasting we attended together because she described a white wine as having notes of Banana Runts. RUNTS! Does anyone else remember those little candies, often delivered from one of those little twist-turn vending...
Yes, I know -- we talked a lot about wine + tacos last week! But hey, can you blame us?
Just in case you missed our giant TACO + WINE pairing fiesta -- here are a few spots for you to head to for some of Leslee's favorite pairings throughout the week of Cinco de Mayo. I mean, just because the 5th of May is behind us, doesn't mean you can't throw your own wine + taco party next week, am I right?
Here are a few of the hi-lights...
The week of Cinco de Mayo, Leslee showcased her favorite (Sip Better) wines paired to her friend, Tyge Nelson's restaurants, Pajarito and his delicious handmade tacos on The Jason Show with Jason Matheson -- HERE!
And, the night before Cinco de Mayo, we threw a Wine + Taco Pairing party on FB Live with our friends from Ready + Roam. The LIVE experience showcased talk of pairings, to savvy SANGRIA recipes, to low cal wine and more! Grab a glass, fire up the IPad and sit back, relax and enjoy this one! It's loaded with a slew of tasty info for your summer parties....
Happy (Almost) St. Patrick's Day!
Ok. So, historically, this is not a holiday for wine drinkers. It's all about pints of cold beer and shots of good strong Irish whiskey! But just in case you want to try something a little different, I've collected a little crowd of wines that are perfect for anyone who likes a good stout or porter. Sláinte!