A sliver between Burgundy, France and Switzerland, Jura might be one of the smallest wine regions in France but it is not one to be sidelined. For one, Louis Pasteur, the chemist and biologist indelibly etched in the history of modern humanity was born and raised in the Jura region - and even owned a vineyard near Arbois! But apart from that, Jura boasts a variety of grapes and wines made from those grapes.
Vin Jaune - the sherry-adjacent yellow wine - might be ubiquitous to Jura and it is delicious no doubt but there's much more to explore! Red, white, yellow, crémant... with wine made from grapes including Savagnin, Poulsard, Trousseau, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, there is a wine for all tastes. And there's also the wine-adjacent Macvin du Jura, a vin de liqueur made from grape juice+must, boiled, and fortified with marc, a type of brandy.'
So join us #winophiles this August as we delve into Jura wine of all manner. I can't wait to find out what everyone's sipping, savouring, and sharing with us this month! Get the inside scoop on Twitter, 8 AM PST on 21 August at #winophiles. A bit of a preview:
- Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm tempts us with "Slow Cooker Mushroom Soup with a Jura Trosseau"
- Cam at Culinary Adventures with Camilla knocks it out of the park as always, this time with "Poulet Rôti + Charles Rouget 2018 Trousseau Côtes du Jura"
- Robin at Crushed Grape Chronicles tells us about "A Baby Vin Jaune 15 generations in the making"
- Gwendolyn over on Wine Predator....Gwendolyn Alley takes us "Exploring The Jura: Wine and Food Take 3 #Winophiles"
- Jeff from Food Wine Click! explains "The Jura Beyond Vin Jaune"
- Jane at Always Ravenous leads us to "Discover Jura Wines Paired with a Cheese Plate"
- Pierre at Traveling Wine Profs encourages us to "Open that Jura now!"
- And lastly, Payal here at Keep the Peas has "A Day in the Life of a Jura Wine Lover"