California Challenges Cahors on 4th July

Paul Bush, a Californian winery owner is preparing a cheeky challenge this 4th of July with a special celebratory tasting pitting his wine against the famous French black wine and doing so in the Malbec heartland of Cahors.

Its American Independence Day and time for a Californian/Cahors barbecue, JULY 4, 2013, VILLA MALBEC, CAHORS

The challenge is the brainwave of the Americans in the Lot association which told French News Online: “The Bush family from Mother Lode Country of California have taken inspiration from the Malbec vignerons and created a wine that is distinctly Malbec but very definitely not Cahors!”

As part of their on-going cultural programme promoting American-French relations, Americans in the Lot have joined forces with the Cahors Malbec Club to hold an Independence Day barbecue (on 4th July) in central Cahors in front of the Villa Malbec.

The idea is to celebrate “our mutual spirit of independence and love of liberty” with a degustation or wine tasting featuring Cahors Malbecs and those from several California wineries.

Susanna Stevens of Americans in the Lot said all are welcome to come and enjoy what will be a  first-time experience — a joint US-French Malbec wine tasting (you are invited to offer up your own critical or otherwise tasting notes!) followed by a genuine American barbecue and plenty of amusement. “Paul Bush is a very colourful figure. His father and mother started the Madroña winery and are great lovers of the Lot, which they have visited several times over the years,” she said.

Adding to the spirit of the day there will be American blues and country music provided by Harpwood a guitar and banjo strumming duo and the down home boys from Grizzly Dreams.

Cahors Malbec Club/Americans in the Lot
Independence Day barbecue (Fourth of July) in central Cahors in front of the Villa Malbec.
Menu: Gourmet hamburgers, coleslaw, fries and brownies supplied from a genuine ”chuck wagon”.
Reservations are required.
Entrance to degustation and music 5 Euros, including a Malbec wine glass and one glass of wine
Barbecue: 15 Euros
TEL: 05 65 23 82 35 – 06 85 79 32 94

Bring a curious palette ready to savour new tastes and your ten-gallon hat and spurs and join the Lot’s best 4th of July party ever!


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