The Jura: "The Secret Garden...well outside the stockade of the conventional and the fashionable." -- Andrew Jefford
The Jura is an area that has maintained its traditions even more than most wine areas. Time and the 21st century have managed not to intrude. Small vineyards, old old vines, curious grape varietals, and obtuse oenological practices. Sounds like our kind of place! Add to that it's closeness to Burgundy, both geographically and varietally with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir playing large roles, and we can't help but want to explore. We'll take you through a range of wines, with the whites showing no oxidation through to a wine that shows its 'sous voile' in full glory.
It also seems the perfect time to explore an old favorite...Burgundy. An area worth revisiting. We'll explore different aspects of it tonight, through the eyes of Greg and and Kreso who will give their perspectives on it.
SPECIAL GUESTS: Greg Borden and Kreso Petrekovic are both very well situated to talk about the wines of the Jura and Burgundy and are sure to put new light on both!
Greg spent 10 consecutive years honing his trade on both the east and west coast (including at Donkey and Goat in CA), as a cellar rat, line cook, sommelier and wine director; during college and thereafter. Greg has taken to the streets of Manhattan as a sales representative for Langdon Shiverick with great aplomb. He enjoys playing pick up Basketball, cooking, popping bottles, traveling and reading science fiction and fantasy novels.
Kreso comes from a wine-making family in Croatia, and has a great passion for wine. He has an incredible palate, a great sense and understanding of what makes a wine good, and an exuberance around all things wine that is contagious.View Event Details »