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Sommelier Jill Mott shares her thoughts about rum and rhum agricole: On my most recent trip to Hawaii, it was the first time in more than a decade that my travels didn’t include grapevines. I thought rest and relaxation would rule my stay but I ended up enthralled by rum especially, the Mai Tai. Couple...
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AN ALPINE REMEMBRANCE, REKINDLED by Jill Mott I first traveled to California on the hunt for natural wine in 2012. Upon returning, colleagues inquired about my vinous finds and favorites only to be shocked that one of my top wines was from a little known grape called Gringet grown by a producer no one had...
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Sommelier Jill Mott visited Jazz88 to talk about wines made on islands. Island wines: Great hunting ground for island wines that provide refreshment, intrigue, and so much more! •Sardinia, recommended producer: Silvio Carta •Corsica •Canary Islands, recommended producer: Bermejos •Madeira •Baleares Islands •Greek Islands •Sicily Txakolina! Txakolina is a white/rosé (very rarely a still red wine) from...
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Chablis! https://www.chablis-wines.com/ Recommended producers: De Moor: http://louisdressner.com/producers/demoor/ Duplessis: https://www.chablis-duplessis.com/ Château de Béru: http://www.chateaudeberu.com/en/ Sumptuous, richer ROSÉS! Recommended producers: Hervé Villemade: http://www.villemade.net/The-domaine-du-Moulin.html Clos Cibonne: https://www.clos-cibonne.com/ Inconnu: https://www.inconnuwine.com/ Tips for cellaring wine! 1. Wines DO NOT need to be expensive. Cellaring wines can cost 20$ and taste like 50$ if you’re willing to wait (and have adequate space) 2. Ideal conditions for cellaring...
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Sommelier Jill Mott joins Jazz88 biweekly to talk about wine, beer and spirits. This week, she talks about the (unofficial) start of Minnesota’s brew pub season, and helps narrow down the list of 170+ breweries in the state if you’re interested in finding some delicious Minnesota beers. Recommended for unique and consistently quality-driven and/or innovative...
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Sommelier Jill Mott explains the wines of Alsace and their ability to pair well with spicy and salty fare, especially Asian flavors. Approximately 90% of wines produced in Alsace are white. Most wines are actually fermented dry instead of popular belief that they are sweet. Being bottled in a characteristic flûte doesn’t help this stigma. Styles...
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Sommelier Jill Mott came to the Jazz88 studio to talk about making Irish coffee, tasty grape varietals to try in the spring and how the techniques of wine-making change a wine’s character. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20190321105025-SommelierJillMottwithIrishCoffeeandSpringGrapeVarietals_mixdown.mp3 Originally aired Wednesday, March 20, 2019 on the Morning Show with Emily Reese   Jill’s Irish Coffee recipe: •Whip heavy whipping cream...
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Sommelier Jill Mott stopped by the Jazz88 Morning Show to talk about the B-Sides of wine and wine regions. She provided the following links to producers. Producers who make Valdiguié: Broc Cellars Cruse Wine Co. Pax Mahle Wines Jolie-Laide Wines Producers who make wine using classic white grapes (i.e. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio/Gris, etc.)...
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Sommelier Jill Mott came to Jazz88 to talk about the drinking habits of U.S. Presidents. Mott suggests this article for an accurate account laced with humor: All 43 Presidents, Ranked by How Hard They Partied You can find a chronological account here. And Mott recommends the following books about Thomas Jefferson’s intimate connection to wine...
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Sommelier Jill Mott stopped by Jazz88 to talk about the variety the Beaujolais region (France) has to offer and to talk about her upcoming class, “Winter Warmers.”  Highlighted producers Nicole Chanrion Sparkling white and still reds – a 50+ year-old woman who tends to her vines and works the cellar herself. A master within the region. Jean...
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