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Hey, I’m Marcus Will, sommelier and beverage director at Evanston’s Va Pensiero, and I’m currently obsessed with the Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato from Luca Ferraris. It’s kind of like the actor Mike Starr, because it can deliver a nuanced, heavy-hitting performance in diverse roles. It goes beautifully with meat-stuffed pastas, especially if you’re listening to Bobby Bare Jr. at the same time. Drinking it is like watching a cult film for the first time because once you discover it, you’ll become a dedicated fan. Get some for yourself for $17.95 at Que Syrah (3726 N Southport Ave between Waveland Ave and Grace St, 773-871-8888).