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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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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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Our foodie, Matt Gundrum, brought in two special guests today to talk about the Wine Riot in Minneapolis, sommeliers Erin Rolek and Erik Segelbaum. Erin directs the wine list at The Bachelor Farmer and Erik is a hospitality consultant and advanced sommelier living from the east coast. At Wine Riot, you can learn about grape...
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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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