April 5, 2015
Wine has been produced and exported from Cahors for a very long time. According to the Oxford Companion to Wine, there are records of Cahors being sold in London in the early 13th century. The location of the region bestride the River Lot, and the connection (through the Garonne) to the sea, made export easy. In the early 1800s the wine of Cahors was used as a blending wine in Bordeaux, but had also achieved some fame of its own, known as the "Black Wine of Cahors."
The devastation of phylloxera began a long period of decline for Cahors. After the vineyards had been wiped out … [More]