GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON SAVAGNIN BLANC

Savagnin Blanc is an ancient white wine grape grown almost exclusively in the Jura in eastern France. This variety ripens very late, and may be picked even in December. Small-berried, thick-skinned Savagnin has been cultivated in France for at least 900 years. And today much known for two of France’s most idiosyncratic wines, the “sherry-like” […]

WINE TRAVEL: Exploring Jura region, France

Jura is a small wine region in eastern France, between Burgundy and Switzerland. Jura’s isolation has contributed to its “weird” winemaking styles, the wines of the region are unusual, distinctive, and completely different from wines made anywhere else in the world. Jura is one of the smallest wine regions in France, the vineyards cover just […]