Wine for a Nerd Nation (Jura at the Rose Bowl)- Ep. 79 – Drink Bravely with Mark Oldman

Attending the 100th Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, Mark celebrates the smashing success of Stanford Football with a wine that befits the program’s nickname “Nerd Nation”. Mark explains that the wine equivalent of Nerd Nation is from the Jura, a remote region in eastern France that makes wine with unusual grapes and traditions. The grape Poulsard will comprise red wine that is often quite light, crisp, and floral, with a pleasing earthiness that tastes different than any other wine.

rose bowl

Featured Jura wine:
Jacques Puffeney Poulsard Arbois 2011

Other standouts from the Jura:
André & Mireille Tissot Extra Brut Crémant du Jura NV (sparkling wine)
Domaine Badoz Savagnin Côtes du Jura (white)
André & Mireille Tissot Côtes du Jura Chardonnay, Les Argiles du Lias (white)
Domaine Courbet Château-Chalon (white – vin jaune)
Domaine de la Tournelle Trousseau Arbois des Corvées (red)
Frédéric Lornet Ploussard Arbois (red)

Media snippets:
Led Zeppelin, “Immigrant Song”
Thomas Dolby, “She Blinded Me with Science”
Football footage, Stanford University Athletics and Mark Oldman

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