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Unicorns from the Jura

by | May 9, 2022

Unicorns from the Jura

by | May 9, 2022 | Events, Past Events

A Taste of Auvergne

Calling all Jura Wine Junkies! 
This one has been in the pipeline for a while, but we are excited to officially announce it: our Jura Night which is bound to set all Jura Wine Lovers’ hearts aflutter, will take place on Thursday May 5th in L’Atitude as part of ‘Real Wine Month’.  
Affectionately known as ‘Unicorns’ we’ll be pouring some extremely rare and much sought-after wines from the biggest names in the Jura – names like Overnoy, Domaine des Mirroirs & Domaine Ganevat and more. These are ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ wines, and as such, absolutely beg to be shared so that as many people as possible get to experience them. We think it would be an absolute crime to drink a bottle of any of these on one’s own, so that’s why we’re rounding up all you Jura fans out there. We won’t lie, we’ve been tempted to crack them open ourselves, and have also received offers from wine buyers all over the world looking to pay a handsome sum of money for them, more than likely to sell them on again on eBay at 5 or 6 times the price. But we’ve held firm, biding our time waiting for the right moment to open them. 

That time has come! 
In an informal tasting not dissimilar to our Beaujolais Nouveau Night, we’ll have flights of 5 of these truly special wines from Overnoy, Kenjiro Kagami, Domaine Ganevat, Labet & St Pierre to try with some Jura-inspired bites to accompany them. This is not a tutored tasting, so no set start time as such, but the doors will open at 6.30pm and we will be pouring the ‘Top Guns’ from 8pm, so make sure to get in before then.       

Tickets cost €48pp and booking is essential. Due to the tiny quantities of these wines at our disposal, spaces are extremely limited and tickets are limited to 2 p/person. 

And to celebrate all the great growers in the Jura we couldn’t fit into the tasting, all bottles of Jura wine will be available at ‘shop prices’ for drinking-in on the night – now that’s definitely one worth travelling to Union Quay for!