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:
- In Dutch from Mariëlla Beukers.
- In Swedish from Magnus Reuterdahl.
- In New Yorker-speak from Arnold Waldstein
- In NY-wine-shop-speak on Chambers Street Wines website.
- In English posted from Rioja by Tom Perry .
- In French on Mon Viti from Audrey Domenach – see beyond the interview with me.
- In Franco-Jurassien from Olivier Grosjean (alias Olif and the biggest Jura blogger of them all).
- An IWineRadio internet radio interview with me about the 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?