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Food and Wine Pairing: Chicken Tikka Masala with Jura wine

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When I told my Jura-expert and vimpressionist friend Didier that I was invited for a  homemade curry for dinner he instantly claimed “well you know what you have to drink then !?”. While I then thought of Riesling he responded that the best possible match with curry is a wine from the Jura region of France, you know, these Savagnins which are slightly oxydized. Read the rest of this entry »

Some more wines tasted in the Jura

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View from the village of Château-Chalon

After that memorable tasting on friday evening we didn’t take much of a break on saturday and went on with a few more bottles. This time we also seized the opportunity for exploring the Jura wine world and with our local hero Didier we probably had the best guide one could get. He calls this region his home and is a great ambassador for the local wines which, as you might know, are packed with character and are probably the opposites of mainstream stereotypes. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: France,Winery Visits

2002 Château Chalon, Domaine Macle, Jura

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One of the things I like about wine is diversity and the fact that there are always new “wow-moments” no matter how many wines you already had in your life. And just the other day, I had a quite special discovery-moment with a Château-Chalon, a vin jaune from the Jura. In fact, Didier who is an expert for those types of wines since he is himself from the Jura region, liberally brought a bottle when he recently came for a visit.
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Categories: France,Jura
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