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A book that uncovers the mystery of Jura wines from France - the people, culture, terroir and wines, plus local food and travel tips.
A book that uncovers the mystery of Jura wines from France - the people, culture, terroir and wines, plus local food and travel tips.
A book that uncovers the mystery of Jura wines from France - the people, culture, terroir and wines, plus local food and travel tips.
376 backers pledged £14,076 to help bring this project to life.

Jura Wine Book target smashed, but more funds welcomed

A huge thank you to all who have pledged to the project so far, and to those who have kindly shared it with your wine loving networks around the world. The support has been wonderful and I am delighted to have reached the target 12 days before the campaign ends. However, more funds are welcome and I hope you can help me go further to receive new pledges by spreading the net even wider.

Where further funds will go:

As advised by Kickstarter guidelines, I deliberately kept the target amount relatively modest, although with it yes, I can produce a professional book. However, in all honesty, £7.5k is not much for producing a book. On the main page you will have read specifically what the funds are to be used for in terms of producing this first Jura wine book in English.

More funds will be used in particular as follows:

  • A decent-sized print run.
  • Extending the photography budget.
  • Converting the Jura blog to a decent website for both book sales and updated information (vintage reports, producer changes and so on).

As mentioned on the main page, any left-over funds after these costs are covered will be used for an internet-based project that I plan to embark on after the book has gone to the printers. Ideas are welcome (later please!), but I am very impressed with the tablet e-book version of the Côte de Beaune section of Jasper Morris’ Inside Burgundy book.

Welcome Mick Rock of Cephas Picture Library

I am delighted to introduce to you a great wine and food photographer, whose work many of you will know already. Mick is a long-term friend and has contributed photographs to many classic wine books and wine publications worldwide for over 25 years. Mick and Annie, his wife and trusty assistant, are going to spend ten days in the Jura with my partner Brett and I later this year. We will point them in the right direction to photograph some of the best producers and most interesting landscapes, as well as all sorts of images of wine and food in the Jura.

Although both Brett and I take photographs, some of which will appear in the book, we are well aware that there is no substitute for a professional photographer who has experience, know-how and the right gear. So I am very happy to be able to confirm that Mick is now on board with this project.

See Mick's tranquil Jura landscape picture below of Montbéliard cows (for Comté cheese) and vineyards near Poligny, and do take a look at the Cephas Picture Library website.

Links to some of the amazing posts about this project:

Thank you all again and please do keep sharing this project for the next 12 days. Can we crack £10,000 or go even further?

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    1. Wink Lorch 2-time creator on April 9, 2013

      Thanks so much David - need to get this one done first, but certainly will be thinking of others in the future, and also hope that other much needed wine book or internet projects can be funded similarly.

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      David Crossley on April 9, 2013

      Thrilled to see this is going ahead for many reasons, Wink. I wish this every success, not least because I would like to see it act as a catalyst for other (hopefully planned) eagerly awaited projects. With the guarantee of photos which will really do this beautiful region justice, I'm sure it will be fantastic.

    3. Wink Lorch 2-time creator on April 9, 2013

      Thank you Harold. In 12 months that book should be in your hands and I hope it exceeds all your expectations, as one day a visit to the region should! Appreciate your support.

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      Harold D Partain on April 9, 2013

      Wink, I am totally over joyed of your success toward this worthy goal. Really excited about your photographer... what a bonus this will be. I can hardly wait to see/read/and experience the Jura wine book. More excited than ever about working our first journey to this up and coming region. Congratulations!