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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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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 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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Sommelier Jill Mott came to Jazz88 to talk about how to buy wine, how to describe what you want and why money matters. She also spoke about knowing your importers, and how that can help you find wines you like. Here is a list of importers she discussed: Jenny & Francois: http://www.jennyandfrancois.com/ Louis Dressner: http://louisdressner.com/ Selection Massale: https://www.selectionmassale.com/...
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Sommelier Jill Mott stopped by Jazz88 to talk about low-alcohol options if you want to lower your alcohol intake but still enjoy wine and beer, and offers up some healthier-than-normal home remedies for the cold and flu season. You can follow Jill on Instagram @tomato_bisque Low alcohol wines Most sparkling wines are between 10.5-12.5% German...
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