Articles Tagged: Cahors

Celebrate Malbec Day!

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What was once a minor blending grape in Bordeaux France has emerged as the national grape of Argentina.  What maybe this grape you ask?  Why, it’s Malbec.  To celebrate this magnificent grape, April 17th has been designated Malbec Day!

You may ask yourself, how did such a minor grape emerge as the national grape of Argentina and a current darling on the international wine scene?  Well, the answer is that the Malbec that emerges from … Read more

French Wine Odyssey

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I recently wrote about my fear of French wines. In addition to examining the root of these fears, I also decided to go on a French wine-shopping spree. My goal during this shopping trip was to purchase wine from various regions of France excluding the Loire (not because I don’t like the Loire but because I feel most comfortable there; my wine group spent four weeks studying the Loire earlier this year) to increase my … Read more