Elegant Jura arrives in London

Chandos House

On a chilly day in mid-May London welcomed a group of winemakers to the first Jura wine trade tasting in the elegant surroundings of Chandos House, W1.

Jura tasting

Duchess of Chandos room

Getting ready

Céline and Jen, of Mandarin Communications, arranging the room

Nearly ready

Nearly ready.

Full swing

 The tasting in full swing.



27 Jura producers showed their wines to more than 120 interested and enthusiastic tasters… including Raymond Blanc.

Welcome to the Jura

Wink Lorch planned and delivered a couple of seminars, managing to explain clearly the story of Jura and its fascinating wines in less than 60 minutes!


Jura labels

A small, very small selection of the Jura wines for tasting and talking about.


Local Jura cheese featuring Comté from The French Comté was also on show….

Raymond, Gerard, Comté

… and proudly presented by Raymond Blanc, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, and Gerard Basset, Decanter Man of the Year.

Tim, Jen and Céline

Tim Atkin seems pleased with his Franche-Comté goodie bag, with Jen and Céline of Mandarin Communications.

Jancis tastingJancis Robinson was one of the many tasters.


Jura producers

Several of the Jura wine producers, and a father-in-law!


And there were many animated discussions.

end of tasting

The party’s over – all good things come to an end.

The team and Raymond Blanc

Lovely to see Raymond Blanc who is so proud of his origins and the fabulous wines from the Jura. Well done Céline, Wink and Jen for organising this first London Jura tasting!

2 thoughts on “Elegant Jura arrives in London

  1. These photos really show the true spirit of Jura : warm people with beautiful wines and earthy food in what appears to be, at first, a very cold country. Congratulations for supporting one of the loveliest country we can offer in France !

    • Merci Michel. It is a very special region with characterful wines made by great characters!
      I am loving learning more about it all the time.

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