Just 3 weeks ago, I was waxing on about the fabulous wines of the Jura and a 2-Pack I had put together featuring two of them. And what's due to appear tomorrow in Eric Asimov's New York Times wine column, "The Pour"? Why, yes! Wines of the Jura!
Ok, obviously Mr. Asimov is not copying my blog. Certain wine regions and grapes have a way of floating around in the rarefied wine-world ether until wine writers, retailers, and sommeliers of a certain bent all seem to pick up on them at the same time. A similar thing happens in the fashion world: somehow, for some odd reason, all the designers wind up showing tiger prints, or tent-like silhouettes, or lines inspired by fairy-tale tapestries.
But it is nice to be first...to feature these wines in-store before they hit the paper. And if my personal obsessions are good indicators of what you'll see in future New York Times articles, then stay tuned for features on dry muscats, Gemischter Satz wines, very old Chianti and anything alpine. And Chateau Musar...always Chateau Musar!
Consider yourself warned. And remember....you heard it here first.