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Give Your Backyard Event A Punch

With Mother’s Day fast approaching and the smell of spring in the air, I thought it only appropriate this month to share a few new libation goodies to use for your Sunday brunch table or your afternoon picnic al fresco. So, let’s talk Sangria!

Chip & Sip…A Perfect ‘Pairing’

Hi there!
I’m Leslee Miller, a new monthly contributor for Tee Times Magazine. I’m a certified sommelier and owner of a wine-consulting firm called, Amusée located in the Twin Cities. Through my company, I perform a number of different duties within the wine industry.

Girvan Grille – The Proof Is In The Pudding

For me, there’s nothing worse than getting hungry on the golf course during the round. Even if the course you’re playing has a halfway house or snack shack after the 9th hole, you might be stuck scarfing down something that’s either: A) not that good for you or B) just not that good.

Miss Mary’s Morning Elixer

Is there any better liquid refreshment when your friends are gathered around the big screen television waiting for kick-off? Or how about during that holiday brunch with the family relaxing watching the Rose Bowl or Thanksgiving Day parade?

Danny’s Bar & Grill – Exceeding Expectations

Danny’s Story
StoneRidge Golf Club was opened in 2000 by Dave Kloeber and Mike McGrath. It has become a premier course in the Twin Cities but never had a venue worthy of showcasing executive Chef Ron Bohnert’s award winning cuisine. After our extensive remodel, a member volunteered the name Danny’s in honor of Mike and Jeanne’s youngest son.

Need to Warm Up a Bit? Try a Brandy or Cognac!

With so many things going on and the weather changing so rapidly its sometimes hard to know what to keep around the house for sipping, or even for cooking. This time of year we turn to comfort foods.

Here Comes The Sun!

As this article began to take shape, Kim (the Editor at Tee Times) and I talked about what we should present to you in this issue. We came up with a very unusual product that was introduced here in the Twin Cities.

Pairing Wine And Meat – An Art Form

Pairing Wine And Meat - An Art Form By Leslee D. Miller It should come as no surprise that the instinctive wine choice for a mouthwatering pan seared or perfectly grill marked steak hot off the grill is red, but have you ever truly analyzed the...

You Like Wine And You Can Not Lie

You Like Wine And You Can Not Lie By Leslee D. Miller The feeling of summer is finally upon us! As we gear up for sunny summer weekends chocked full of relaxation, friends, outdoor picnics and family gatherings-it's important to have all the...

Eastern European Wines On The Rise

Eastern European Wines On The Rise By Leslee D. Miller If you've spent any time in the recent year watching the current wine trends, you've probably noticed the overwhelming popularity of the Eastern European categories, spread thick across...

Hot Dogs And Wine? Oh My!

Hot Dogs And Wine? Oh My! By Leslee D. Miller Bring on the mustard, the pickles, the ketchup and all the fixins' because I've got all the answers you need for pairing to hot dogs and sausages on the grill this month! From bratwurst to polish...

Spritz It Up!

Spritz It Up! By Leslee D. Miller Schorle, fröccs, pricer, spritzer. From Austrian, German, Hungarian to English, the word 'spritzer' across the globe means pretty much one thing: a refreshing, bubbly concoction that is sure to bring happiness....

One Of The World’s Most Pairable Wines

One Of The World's Most Pairable Wines By Leslee D. Miller Garnacha, Grenache, Cannonau by any other grape name relates to the word 'delicious'! Grenache, the name this grape is given across the majority of the world's grape growing regions....

A Clear Vision At Crystal Lake Golf Club

A Clear Vision At Crystal Lake Golf Club By Rhett Arens In a year when many courses are in tip-top shape it only stands to reason that a course like Crystal Lake Golf Club is the cream of the crop. Under the watchful eye and hands-on management...

Perfect Pairings For The ‘Dog Days Of Summer’

Perfect Pairings For The 'Dog Days Of Summer' By Leslee D. Miller Sure beer is pretty easy to match up with most things that come off the grill. But wine, on the other hand, always seems a bit more complicated for some folks to match up with...