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A Tasting of Wines from Cahors

Lot Valley in Cahors Wine Region

 Austin’s Talk 1370 10-11 a.m. on Saturday

In wine terms, for a long time, France has been the OTHER two Bs: Bordeaux and Burgundy. And recently, we’ve added the Rhone Valley, right along with Champagne the Region that’s famous for Champagne the Bubbles. But in today’s Grape & Grain segment we sit down with Rebecca Ohayon, a representative from Georges Vigouroux in Cahors. Turns out, says Rebecca, if this again-popular region hadn’t grown malbec for all those centuries, Argentina might not have a wine to sell the world.

There’s a whole new world out there, and sometimes it’s closer than you think. While doing its best imitation of a charming but sleepy Texas small town, Bastrop has in recent years developed some food and drink worth talking about. There’s even a fine-dining restaurant in town, located in a historic downtown building (of which there are many) and called Hasler Brothers Steakhouse. We chat with the executive chef – who else? – about what he’s fixing us for dinner with our steak. There’s also a delightful B&B, called the Magnolia Inn on Main. We enjoy both the Bs in its name, but we especially like breakfast as prepared each morning by Paula Pate. Her quiche is always a winner, but her blackberry stuffed French toast is attracting regional and even national attention. Can I get an Amen?

Magnolia Inn on Main in Bastrop

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About John DeMers

I've been a journalist and author forever. My favorite single word in the English language is "foodandwine." This spirit drives my 45 published books and my weekly radio show heard in Houston, Dallas and Austin.

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