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Charcuterie and cheese and wine, OH MY!

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Our January 8th, 2023 podcast featured Tess Moon of That Board Cheese & Cracker, an excellent catering company specializing in charcuterie and party boards. We met Tess at Birch Road where she is a member and were so pleased to have her in the studio. We talked about how she came to start her business, ideas for catering and party planning, and, of course, wine!

Tom was good enough to prepare an excellent report on how de-alcoholized wine gets that way and led us on a tasting of an alcohol-removed wine.

I (Lainie) spent the week hunting for a good charcuterie wine. I found one at Augusta Food & Wine’s regular Thursday tasting: Cesari Jùsto 2019, a Merlot & Corvina blend. It turns out, however, that everyone else at the tasting decided that it was too delicious to resist, and Augusta’s stock was sold out in 24 hours. The shop’s staff came to the rescue, however, and recommended a little gem: Gaspard Pinot Noir by Jenny & François. A super-affordable and quite delicious Pinot Noir from the Loire Valley.

We also answered a question about a good cork for unfinished bottles of wine and, of course, streamed news of upcoming Chicago-area wine events.

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