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Renaissance des Appellations im Industrieclub Düsseldorf

Im Fahrwasser der ProWein finden natürlich zahlreiche Satelliten-Events statt, wovon einige als hochkarätig einzustufen sind. Ein Beispiel ist die samstägliche Probe der “Renaissance des Appellations”, ein Zusammenschluß biodynamisch arbeitender Winzer, der seinen Ursprung in Frankreich hat, und seit ein paar Jahren seine Fühler ins Ausland ausgetreckt hat (und so sind neben französischen und italienischen Winzern auch deutsche Weingüter wie PJ Kühn, Battenfeld-Spanier oder Clemens Busch Teil dieses Verbands). Der ideologische Anführer der Truppe ist ohne Zweifel Nicolas Joly, der mit Weinen wie den berühmten Clos de la Coulée de Serrant die Naturweinszene entscheidend geprägt hat, in einer Zeit in der alles auf eine generelle “Industrialisierung” der Weinmacherei hinaus lief.

Die Probe fand im Industrieclub Düsseldorf statt, über mehrere Räume verteilt. In einem weiteren Stockwerk der Lokalität fand parallel die Weinprobe “Haut Les Vins” der Natural Winemakers Association statt. Ein Zusammenschluss, der mir persönlich neu war, wobei einige der anwesenden Weinmacher bei weitem keine Unbekannten waren. Der Einfachheit halber habe ich die einzige Impression von dieser Probe mit dem Renaissance des Appellations Posting zusammengeführt: Read the rest of this entry »

2005 Trousseau, Domaine Rolet, Arbois – hip juice from Eastern France!

Nowadays in New York, if you want to be a hip wine drinker, probably something like a wine-hipster, or let’s just call it winester, there’s no way around Jura wines. Although in most parts of Europe you wouldn’t get a glass of Jura, most of the trendy wine bars and restaurants of New York feature a couple of those singular wines from Eastern France.

Well, luckily I had a chance to be “hip” before the Jura wave swept to Manhattan, when my friend Didier introduced me to the wines of his home region during a trip to Château Chalon. I even got to discover a damn good wine pairing: according to Didier, there’s no better match for a curry then a slightly oxydized Côtes du Jura, and he was probably right. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: France,Jura

“Midnight in Paris” Blind Tasting: The Reds

After the white wines, now on to the reds of our Paris blind tasting: Read the rest of this entry »

2008 Les Graviers, Domaine André et Mireille Tissot, Arbois, Jura, France

For those who seek the special, who are looking for anti-conformism, for originality, for true Terroir wines, for those who don’t want a grape variety to taste the same wherever on this globe it is growing, then necessarily either you already experienced wines from the Jura region or you one day will. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: France,Jura

Food and Wine Pairing: Chicken Tikka Masala with Jura wine


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 »

2002 Château Chalon, Domaine Macle, Jura


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