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From sommelier Jill Mott: TRAILBLAZERS WITH TOES IN THE PAST Produced just across the French/German border, mere kilometers from Alsace are some of Germany’s most sui generis, pristine and tantalizing wines. Here in the Baden region, Pinot Noir reigns as one of the more popular grapes exported (still in minute quantities, mind you) which is...
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Sommelier Jill Mott came by Jazz88’s Morning Show to talk about some of the lesser-known grapes that make delicious wine. Bodegas Cueva Super Tack 2017 This is one of natural Spain’s most reclusive winemakers. I’m happy to tell you the story of my visit with him last summer, however the gist of it is, he...
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Sommelier Jill Mott has a few more suggestions to round out your holiday wine list, and as usual, her suggestions won’t break the bank! I(K)ONIC RADIKON, THE OG OF ORANGE (WINE) Orange wine seems to be having a moment. Hip winemakers from Portland to Oakland and Vermont to the Veneto (and a lot of places in...
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From Sommelier Jill Mott: These festive wines won’t break the bank but will make everything from your quiet Tuesday in to holiday gatherings MORE than merry! RIETSCH CREMANT D’ALSACE If you like Champagne, this bubbly is that and more without the high price tag! Rietsch is growing organic Auxerrois, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay and crafting it...
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From Jill: WELCOME FALL! There’s no doubt. The equinox happens, the leaves begin to fall, we feel the slight chill in the air and our tastes morph. These wines appreciate this feeling and will inspire autumnal dishes, game nights, and so much more! TIBERI IL MUSTICCO ROSE PET NAT 2018 Talk about a rare sparkling...
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From Jill: NAKED SPAIN Each and every time I travel to Spain, I’m thrilled to absorb new textures, both visual and palatable, new flavors, and new life-long relationships . On this most recent trip, I rekindled my friendship with Fabio Bartolomei, one of Spain’s most ardent natural winemakers. I had been sipping Bodegas Ponce wines...
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MINNESOTA CONNECTIONS When I talk about wine, I’m often prattling about the deliciousness of French wines, funky Iberian bottlings, and essential, natural domestic producers. There are SO many Minnesotans at the helm of some of the coolest natural wine, high-octane whisky, and other favorite libations we thought, why not shed light on these rare finds!...
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Sommelier Jill Mott came to the Morning Show to talk about some of the best beers for late summer. Pilsner! Recommended producers: •Pilsner Urquell (benchmark brewery) •Earth Rider Bohemian Pilsner •Bent Paddle Venture Pils Belgian(-style) Wit (White)! Recommended producers: •St. Bernardus •Allagash •Kiuchi Hitachino Helles Lager! •Earth Rider •Aecht Schlenkerla •New Glarus Two Women
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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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