Jura Wine book

Jura Wine book by Wink Lorch

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You can buy the printed (best!) version Jura Wine book now direct from my website Wine Travel Media for delivery worldwide.

Published: March 2014; second impression 2015; third impression 2017

Pages: 352 (146,000 words, 240+ images including photographs by Mick Rock and others, maps and diagrams)

Size: 23cm x 16cm

For wholesale orders of 3 books or more, please contact Wink Lorch for a quotation.

The Kindle Ebook version is on Amazon (link is for Amazon.com – but just search on the local versions)

The Epub Ebook version is on iBooks.

The print book is also available at the following stores (more will be added when books are available elsewhere):


BEAUNE – Athenaeum book shop (also mail order in France)

DOLE (Jura) – Librairie Passerelle

ARBOIS (Jura) – Tourist office, Tabac Guineret, Stéphane Tissot, Brasserie Aux Docks and Librairie chez Xavier

POLIGNY (Jura) – Tourist office and La Librairie Polinoise

CHATEAU-CHALON (Jura) – La Maison de la Haute Seille (May – October)

LONS LE SAUNIER (Jura) – Librairie des Arcades and La Boîte de Pandore

VOITEUR (Jura) – Tabac/Presse Le Victorien

LONDON – Hedonism Wines

LONDON – Borough Wines – Stoke Newington and Kensal Rise branches

AMSTERDAM – Mevrouw Hamersma Kookboekwinkel

NEW YORK CITY – Chambers Street Wines and Kitchen Arts & Letters


SAN FRANCISCO – Verjus La Cave

CHICAGO: Red & White Wines and Independent Spirits

LOS ANGELES (Los Feliz) – Lou Wine Shop

PORTLAND, OR – E&R Wine Shop

NASHVILLE, TN – Woodland Wine Merchant


Sölden, near FREIBURG – Rueverte (Digestif.com; Vin Jaune.com)



The book WON the Drink category in the André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards 2014.

The book was shortlisted for an award in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2014.


Alice Feiring (March 2016 by email): “I find myself consulting your book all the time, every time I dip in again, it gets better and better.”

JancisRobinson.com Books of the Year (by Paul O’Doherty) – January 2015

“With a foreword by Raymond Blanc, one of the Jura’s famous sons, there’s a lot to like about this exploration of the Jura and its wines … Overall, this is a well-written piece of work that’s also remarkable for its maps and geological illustrations.”

Eric Asimov in the New York Times – December 2014

“A complete yet concise, politely opinionated guide to this region and its captivating wines and food.”

Huon Hooke on his personal website – January 2015

Henry Jeffreys in the Independent – December 2014

“Wink Lorch has done more to promote the peculiar wines of the Jura than anyone in the English-speaking world. The result is a labour of love examining all aspects of the Jura, including its unique gastronomy.”

Stephanie Johnson in Wines & Spirits – October 2014 – this review is simply a perfect summary of the book, I think (no need for a quote, just read it!)

Jon Bonné in SF Gate – October 2014

“An indispensable reference not only of biggish names like Jean-Francois Ganevat but little ones, plus excellent details on geology, the region’s unique grapes … and history. A smart, perfectly timed addition to the nerd’s canon.”

Tom Cannavan on Wine-Pages.com – June 2014

“Clearly this is a book with a niche market, but it goes way, way beyond many self-published titles and really delivers as high quality and absorbing a guide book to a wine region as any I have seen.”

Dan Kavanagh on Wine-Searcher.com – 23 May 2014

There is no high-falutin’ winespeak here, just an eminently readable outline of the area and its inhabitants….. This compact, but comprehensive, guide offers pretty much everything you’d ever need to know about Jura, its wines and, most importantly, its people.”

Tom Stevenson (via Facebook on 24 March):

“Just received my copy and I cannot put it down, even though I should be writing copy and clearing my desk for 4 weeks away. It’s not just uniquely informative, but beautifully written. A tour de force Wink!”

Olivier Schutte, importer, the Netherlands (via Email):

“I just received your book. I must say – it is even better than I hoped – and my hopes were high.
I have been visiting the Jura once or twice a year since 2001 – and as far as I know the region, your descriptions match my experiences exactly – and beyond that it offers a more than complete source of anything I could have missed concerning producers, styles, wines and curiosities and more. I am VERY impressed – you couldn’t have done a better job. Other wine regions can only hope they’ll ever get a book this complete.”

Dieter Aue (a reader from Germany): “With such extensive and in depth coverage of History, Country and the individual winemakers it reminds me of Livingston-Learmonth’s Northern Rhône or Paul Strang’s works on Languedoc-Roussillon and more recently the South West, a completely painting of the wines of a particular region within its living context. In winespeak : A real bargain, excellent quality-to-price ratio!!”

Twitter conversations…

Doug Wregg of Caves de Pyrène @Scarista:

“Just received @JuraWine, Wink Lorch’s definitive guide.”

Reply from Ewan Murray of The Wine Society:

“@WineTravel @Scarista t’s so well written – detailed and yet so unstuffy. Really great job, Wink!”

Susanna Forbes @DrinkBritain

“Loving the look of your book @WineTravel. Can’t wait to dive in. Love the scene setting & people who matter bits… & photography is inspiring.”


Jura wine book

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