Wink Lorch is an expert on the Jura region and her new book is packed full of information about the people and places in this fascinating wine region that we never tire of visiting. All the favourites are there whether it be Jean-Francois Ganevat, Philippe Bornard, Michel Gahier, Domaine de l’Octavin, Jacques Puffeney, Domaine Rolet, Renaud Bruyere and, of course, Maison Pierre Overnoy.
She also describes the history of wine in the Jura, the grape varieties (tackling the issue of Melon le Queue Rouge versus Chardonnay), the geology of the area and the differences in soil from one village to the next.
She also lists her favourite places to stay and places to eat and drink. She includes some of our favourites such as Bistro des Claquets in Arbois which we always head to for lunch or a drink in the evening. Les Jardins de St-Vincent which is a shop and wine bar that has an excellent selection of natural wines from throughout France, Essencia in Poligny which is one of the best places to buy Comté cheese in France as well as dozens more places for you to explore.
This is a must-have book for anyone interested in these jewels of the French wine scene or who is planning on visiting the region. Follow the link below to order the book. Note that the paperback is often advertised on Amazon at completely crazy prices (we have seen $2,600 at one stage), but the Kindle edition is very reasonable.