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Sparkling Jura for Celebratory Moments #frenchwinophiles

The FrenchWinophiles are exploring the wines of the Jura this weekend. This is a new region for me, so I had a lot of learning to do.  Thanks to our host, David, from Cooking Chat Food for all the work in getting this post ready for us.



And learn I did.  I learned from David's invitation post that Jura Trousseau, Chardonnay, and Savagnin.  Some of these grapes are very familiar and two I had not heard of before.  The wine I chose was Tissot-Maire  Cremant du Jura. It's not Champagne, but it has full bubbles and is medium-bodied, good with food or by itself.  In other words, it makes a great celebration wine!



We are celebrating in this house, the 11th anniversary of my win over breast cancer.  The pink labeling may have influenced my decision over which Jura wine to pick, but also a well-priced bubbly will win every time!  It's fruity and creamy, with a hint of honey, even though it is definitely dry. The wine is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  Created in the champagne method, the wine is based on Pinot Noir blended with Chardonnay and local Jura varieties. This wine spends over a year having a rest on its lees which adds a layer of nut and biscuit complexity. (Good Pair Days)

We paired this delicious Cremant du Jura with a fish stew from Gina at Skinnytaste.  It's from one of her cookbooks but I didn't want to share the exact recipe here.  Check out the one on her blog, it is delicious, too.  The bubbles made the three kinds of fish creamy and rich, with the flavors of the sea amplified. The broth begs for a slice of crusty bread.  As it was, it was a wonderful way to celebrate 11 years of cancer-free living.

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Here's a listing of the articles we can look forward to reading when the French Winophiles visit the Jura!

Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla will share "Seafood B'Stilla + Domaine Rolet Arbois Trousseau 2012"

Pinny from Chinese Food and Wine Pairings is "Sipping Tissot-Marie Crémant Du Jura and Snacking Fried Pork Skin"

Linda from My Full Wine Glass will be heading "Back to the Jura (virtually), for Crémant this time around"

Robin from Crushed Grape Chronicles is "Channeling the Jura for a rooftop getaway with a bottle of Savagnin and Friends"

Payal from Keep the Peas is sharing "Sherry? No, Jura"

David from Cooking Chat will be sharing "Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Thighs with Jura Wine"

Terri from Our Good Life will tell us about "Sparkling Jura for Celebratory Moments"

Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm will serve up "Bourride served with a Chardonnay from Jura"

Nicole from Somm's Table will be "Cooking to the Wine: Two Savagnins from Domaine Daniel Dugois with Coquilles St. Jacques"

Christy from Confessions of a Culinary Diva is talking about "Jura in the Afternoon"

Gwendolyn from Wine Predator will share "Exploring Flavors of Jura Food and Wine Take Two: Trousseau and Melon"

Susannah from Avvinaire tells us about "Discovering Delights From Jura Region"

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  1. First of all, congratulations! That is a huge win, indeed, and I'm so glad you've been cancer-free for so long. Secondly, that sounds like a really nice wine. I love good wine, so I'll be trying it.

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  2. Hooray for the win over breast cancer, Terri! And hooray for that beautiful bottle of wine and meal. I have never had a sparking wine from the Jura. I'll keep my eyes open.

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  3. That is a cause for celebration. I have never heard about Jura before but I will look for it when I buy wine the next time.

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  4. Nikki Wayne10:49 PM

    Happy Anniversary,glad to hear that you are a survivor.

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  5. 11th year of winning for breast cancer is deserve a celebration and that wine looks perfect for that day. I am happy for you!

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  6. Definitely a reason to celebrate! Sounds like a lovely wine. I love most sparkling wines typically. I'll have to try it once baby breaks loose. LOL

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  7. My husband would enjoy the wine, for sure. :) Happy 11th Anniversary to your win over cancer! All the best! -LYNNDEE

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  8. First, Congratulations! What a wonderful anniversary to share! The Cremant and dish sound perfect! I need to find a bubbly from this region!

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  9. Lots of Cremant being shared today and while I am not a big sparkling fan it has gotten my interest piqued.

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  10. Beautiful moments need to be always celebrated. Your win over cancer it's very important and Tissot-Maire Cremant du Jura it's the best choice!

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  11. Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers2:56 PM

    Yum, the shrimp looks amazing. I’m not really a big drinker and with rheumatoid arthritis I no longer drink due to medications. I haven’t tasted this particular wine but if it’s a dry wine I’d pass in it.

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