AT THE BAR
B on Vin L e
Vin Jaune, the signature wine of the Jura,
comes from the Château-Chalon AOC—
a village and plateau with grapevines
planted on the hillsides.
Discover the emerging wine regions
of France: the Jura and Languedoc.
of wine, both regions possess a broad
spectrum of flavor profiles and price points
for the diner.
THE FRENCH WINE spotlight
usually shines on Bordeaux and Burgundy,
Champagne and the Rhone. But two of the
country’s emerging regions offer unusual,
artisanal wines to enhance the list.
The Jura and Languedoc entice those with
traditional tastes or those who experiment
with quality wines that carry intriguing
back stories. Though dissimilar in many
aspects, from climate to grapes and styles
Located between Burgundy and
Switzerland, the Jura received the
first French AOC (appellation d’origine
controlee, or controlled designation of
origin) in 1936, and is one of the smallest.
Jura vintners create wine made nowhere
else in the world. The Languedoc region