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Jeanette Hurt is the award-winning writer and author of nine culinary and drink books, including the critically-acclaimed Drink Like a Woman, The Cheeses of California: A Culinary Travel Guide, which received the 2010 Mark Twain Award for Best Travel Book, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine and Food Pairing. A full-time journalist, Jeanette has written about spirits, wine, and food for TalesofTheCocktail.com, theKitchn.com, Four Seasons magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Entrepreneur.com, Esquire.com, and dozens more. She regularly talks about spirits and cheese on The Lake Effect Show on WUWM, Milwaukee’s NPR affiliate. She has been a featured speaker at the Kohler Food & Wine Experience, Southeast Wisconsin Book Festival, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and more. She’s even taught classes at The Northman, Chicago’s very first cider bar. When she’s not writing, speaking, traveling, cooking, or shaking up some concoction, she can usually be found walking along Milwaukee’s lakefront with her family.