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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 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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Sommelier Jill Mott talks about some of the greatest deals (delicious taste for low cost!) on wine and cider to be found in the Twin Cities on Jazz88’s Morning Show. From Jill: GRAPPES & TERROIS ROUGE VENTOUX 2015 Throughout many of my years in the wine business, I’ve come across a wine rep, Fanny from...
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Celebrate Summer with us at Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings, MN. Bring a lunch or items are available at the Vineyard. Sangria will be provided by Alexis Bailly. Live jazz by the Doug Little Quartet.  Due to limited tickets, no cancellations or refunds. The social runs 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and happens rain or shine....
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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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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 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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