Cahors Malbec

What comes to mind when you think of Malbec? Perhaps a red wine with spicy notes. Or one of the five grapes used in Bordeaux blends. Possibly steak. Maybe Argentina. How about Cahors? If you are unfamiliar with this city and region in southwest France, that is about to change. Cahors is the birthplace of […]

Toast to #LanguedocDay on May 27

Back in 2013 I said the Languedoc region in France was one to watch. I still feel that way, if not more so. It’s really the best of all worlds. The weather is ideal, the villages are beautiful, and seemingly every grape does well there. Plus you’ll find an abundance of great values. Looking for […]

May 29 is #LanguedocDay

Want to share your love of the Languedoc or looking to discover this wine region in the south of France? Join the Amateur Gastronomer and wine fans on Friday, May 29th for #LanguedocDay. Why do we here at AG love the Languedoc? It’s a beautiful place for growing grapes. The region gets 320 days of […]

Cahors Malbec Rosé

With an appreciation for tradition, winemakers in Cahors also seek to modernize Malbec for a new generation of wine lovers. Today the new trend is to produce a rosé of Malbec. The past few years have seen a surge in the popularity of rosé wines in the United States, particularly rosé from France. Though it […]

Snapshots from Saint-Cirq Lapopie

Your visit to the Cahors region is not complete without a day in Saint-Cirq Lapopie. The commune perched on a cliff overlooking the Lot River is classified as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France” (Les Plus Beaux Villages de France). In 2012 the French voted it their favorite village in the country. Take […]

Guide to Cahors Wineries

Here is your go-to guide on Cahors Malbec. For a taste that will make you fall in love with Cahors Malbec try wines from these domaines and châteaux. The wines from each estate are generally listed beginning with entry level (easy to drink, less oak and aging, lower price point) to top of the line […]