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Malbec Days, Cahors, France – Part 2

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Malbec has become a hot commodity in the market place in recent years, thanks to Argentina’s success with the varietal. However, the grape’s ancestral home in southwest France, near the city of Cahors, has become part of a renaissance taking place that may revive the legacy of the Malbec grape.

In this ancient landscape, younger winemakers are often following in their family’s footsteps, balancing old world ideals, while still entertaining new methods such as biodynamics. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring a new world approach to a old world region.

Join us we attend Cahors Malbec Days, in Cahors, France. In part 2 we’ll hear from Paul Bush and Tim Wright from Madroña Vineyards; Jean-Luc Baldès, from Clos Triguedina; Philippe Lejeune, from Château de Chambert; and Gregory Orr, a local resident and wine lover.

For more info:

Cahors Malbec Days: www.french-malbec.com/cahors-malbec-days/

Madroña Vinyards (Paul Bush): madronavineyards.com/

Clos Triguedina (Jean-Luc Baldès): www.jlbaldes.com/index_en.php

Château de Chambert (Philippe Lejeune): www.chateaudechambert.com/en/chambert.htm

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Malbec Days, Cahors, France – Part 1

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If you ask the average wine geek where Malbec comes from, they’re most liable to tell you it’s Argentina. But, that’s just part of the story!

True, Argentina has made the grape justifiably famous over the last two decades or more. However, the grape’s ancestral home is in southwest France, centered around the city of Cahors, where there is a renaissance going on to revive the legacy of the Malbec grape.

Join us we attend Cahors Malbec Days, in Cahors, France. In part 1 we’ll hear from Arnoldo Dimani from Domaine Le Bout du Lieu; Pascal Verhaeghe, from Château du Cèdre; Richard Jennings, from RJ on Wine; and Benjamin Gayraud, from Château Lamartine.

For more info:

Cahors Malbec Days: www.french-malbec.com/cahors-malbec-days/

Domaine Le Bout du Lieu: www.domaineleboutdulieu.com/indexuk.html

Château du Cèdre (Pascal Verhaeghe): www.chateauducedre.com/index.en.html

RJ on Wine (Richard Jennings): www.rjonwine.com/

Château Lamartine (Benjamin Gayraud): cahorslamartine.com/en/

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Spirits of France – with Cognac Lhéraud

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As the saying goes, all Cognac is brandy – but not all brandy is Cognac. Cognac is distilled wine, or brandy, and often referred to as eau de vie. Of course, in order to be called Cognac, the brandy must come from the Cognac region in France, and it must be made according to strictly-defined regulations. Located about a hundred miles north of Bordeaux, this twenty-mile region is called the “golden circle,” encompassing Cognac and the second distilling town of Jarnac.

Since 1680, generations of the Lhéraud family have lived in the same 10th-century house in the small village of Lasdoux in the heart of the Petite Champagne region. The family’s first cognac was made in 1802. Guy, Andrée and Laurent Lhéraud are heirs to the their precious eaux-de-vie, where aging is an art and maturity is to be treasured.

Join us as we talk with Export Manager François Rebel about Cognac Lhéraud’s history, its cognacs, and its double distillation. If you thought you knew everything you needed to know about Cognac, listen up.

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Cognac Lhéraud: www.cognac-lheraud.com

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