Midday Fix: Cheese, honey and wine

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Anthony Minne - Illinois Beverage Coordinator/Sommelier Plum Market, Old Town Chicago

Plum Market
1233 North Wells
(312) 229-1400

Mentioned today:

Natural Acres Spreadable Raw Honey from Wisconsin

Mieli Thun Strong

Village Batch- Raw Organic Wildflower Honey

Savannah Bee Company- Orange Blossom Honey


Fromagers d’Affinois, an artisanal French brand owned by Fromagerie Guilloteau, a family-owned business located in the southeast part of France.

Fromager d’Affinois Florette is made with 100% goat milk. It has a mild and smooth flavor and an original shape, which helps it stand out from typical goat cheese.

Fromager d’Affinois Truffles use black truffles from the Perigord region in France. The cheese is blended with the creaminess of Fromager d’Affinois and rare truffles. It is limited edition and is only available from October to December.


Loire Valley Wines:

Red Chinon - Domaine Charles Joguet – 2013
Domaine Charles Joget is one of the leading producers of Chinon red wines. Mainly made from Cabernet Franc, these are easy to drink medium bodied wines and are best to drink young and pair with food.

Saumur Rouge – Domaine Guiberteau - 2015
Blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. A 100% red wine appellation.

Vouvray Brut - Domaine Du Viking
The Vouvray appellation produces 100% Chenin-based crisp white sparkling wines. Vouvray presents a citrusy flavor, with brioche aromas and a mineral taste on the palate.

Crémant de Loire Brut - Domaine de la Bergerie
Cremant can be both white and rosé. Elegant and delicate, white sparkling wines are endowed with nutty and floral aromas, while rosés are more fruit-forward.

(all wines are around $25 each)


Event - Join Us for a Casual Tasting at Plum Market:

Winebow Imports Explores Austria

Special Guests Franz-Josef "Goose" Gansberger of Stadt Krems & Jesse Becker, MS

Thursday, September 22 - 6:30pm-8pm

Tickets: $20

Tickets are available at http://www.plummarket.com. Space is limited.