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    Jura Rocks All Over the World

    Until about five years ago, you’d be lucky to find one article a year on the Jura that wasn’t written by me. Quite rightly that began to change as wines from the Jura started winging their way outside of the…

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  • Jura vineyard ploughing

    Jura Rocks All Over the World

    Until about five years ago, you’d be lucky to find one article a year on the Jura that wasn’t written by me. Quite rightly that began to change as wines from the Jura started winging their way outside of the…

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    Has Jura gone mainstream? And will Savoie?

    In a relatively short time the perception of Jura wine in the UK has changed dramatically. Perhaps, just as one notices how much a child has grown after not seeing him for a few months, my 11-month absence made this…

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    Wine Searching in New Zealand and Sparkling Savoie

    My whole life may seem to have revolved around Jura wine and the book in the past year, and in many ways it has. However, since early June I have been based in Auckland, New Zealand, working as acting editor…

  • Vin de Savoie AOC

    On Savoie Wines reaching middle age

    Last weekend the Savoie wine region celebrated 40 years of being classified Vin de Savoie AOC with an array of local Michelin-star chefs serving impeccable food to over 300 invited guests. In the marquee erected for the occasion in perfect…

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5 thoughts on “On Savoie Wines reaching middle age

  1. Pamela P.

    Enjoyed your article. When I was in college I spent a summer living in Geneva and was fortunate enough to travel to the Savoie region. At the time I was just discovering wine so I wouldn’t have known about the AOC Vin de Savoie, but I appreciate your coverage of the 40th anniversary festivities. Merci et santé!

    1. Wink Lorch

      Thanks, Pamela… Apologies it took a couple of days to approve this comment, it disappeared into my spam box ):
      Hope you are able to get back to Savoie one day to enjoy the wine region or at least drink the wines!

  2. David Crossley

    The gap you mention is so wide, Wink – between the poor wines made in bulk for the tourists which I’ve drunk in many a ski resort to wines like those of Domaine Belluard, Gringet et al, which I discovered last year. Sadly we don’t see too many over in the UK.

    1. Wink Lorch

      Thanks for the comment, David. There are more in the UK than you might think…off the top of my head as well as Belluard brought in by Caves de Pyrène (who I know want to do more!), Yapp stock a good range from Domaine de l’Idylle, Vinetrails have Gilles Berlioz and Domaine de l’Ardoisières (top IGPs), and the Wine Society take a couple from them; Goodhuis & Co take A & M Quenard, and http://www.caveavins.org/ bring over a whole range from Cave de Prieuré (Barlet), a very decent producer based in Jongieux.

      1. David Crossley

        Thanks Wink, your original Tweet was the catalyst for drinking a bottle of L’Idylle Mondeuse last night. I’ve drunk all the Yapp wines from this domaine but not for ages and I grabbed this one at their recent pop-up in Exmouth Market. Good to see the others you list. I know Berlioz and several of the Quenards from the region. Definitely a region I see taking off. I read a really good piece on the region in RVF last year which made me realise just how much quality work is going on beside the less exciting stuff I remember from my younger days.

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